Recent social, political, and economic development have strained the credibility of conventional constructs for organizing social welfare. In contrast to the "welfare state" construct that evolved during the industrial era, a "Social Compact" model is presented as more consonant with a postindustrial context. Features of the social compact are discussed, as well as its applicability to Poland.
Stoesz, David and Lusk, Mark W.
"From Welfare State to Social Compacts: Welfare Transformation in Poland,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 22
, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol22/iss4/6