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Lambidona: The changing welfare state of Greece

Chapter 5 of “The Million-Dollar Question” series.

Luna Svarrer
Jan 11, 2017 · 9 min read

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Maria and Xenofontas

“For a guy like me the door is closed, everywhere.”

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Before the crisis, the pension system in Greece was already understood as unsustainable, but the governing political parties since the 80s haven’t been able to implement reforms.

“Those hit hardest are left, for the most part, unprotected.”

“The Greek welfare state is undergoing a process of hybridisation as features associated with other regimes, mostly of a liberal orientation, are incorporated in the existing model.”

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