How good are your counterfactuals? Assessing quantitative macro-comparative welfare state research with qualitative criteria

All causal statements based on historical data — both in qualitative and quantitative social research — rely on counterfactuals. In quantitative research, scholars attempt to arrive at valid counterfactuals by emulating an experimental design. However, because of treatments that are impossible to ma...

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Volume: 21
Main Author: Emmenegger, Patrick
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: London, England SAGE Publications 01.10.2011
published in: Journal of European social policy Vol. 21; no. 4; pp. 365 - 380
Data of publication: 20111000
ISSN: 0958-9287
EISSN: 1461-7269
Discipline: International Relations
Sociology & Social History
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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