In the context of welfare provision, the degree to which welfare services are free of the market. In a predominantly decommodified system, welfare services such as education and healthcare are provided to all and are not linked to market processes. In a commodified system, welfare services are treated as commodities to be sold on the market like ot
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the degree to which welfare services are free from the market
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Decommodification as a concept comes from the idea that in a market economy, individual persons (and their labor) are commodified. Given that labor is the individual`s primary commodity in the market, decommodification refers to activities and efforts (generally by the government) that reduces individuals` reliance on the market (and their labor..
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