ohn B. Williamson has written extensively about the comparative study of social welfare policies, particularly those dealing with the elderly. Some of his recent work has been based on the comparative historical method, some on the comparative structural analysis of alternative pension policy models, and some on quantitative cross-national analysis. Much of his most current research and writing has been dealing with:
He is a professor in the Sociology Department at Boston College. He is also affiliated with the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College and with the Center on Aging & Work at Boston College. His email address is JBW@bc.edu. He has presented papers in 19 countries, and pubished books or articles in 7 languages (via translations). He has also co-authored articles, chapters, and books with 59 students.