Finally, this study reveals the limitations of welfare regime
typology. There are substantial variations within welfare regime
types. For example, the youth poverty level in liberal countries
ranged from 6% for Australia to 19% for the US in 2010.
Norwegian young adults are at much higher poverty risk than their
counterparts in Finland and Iceland even though they are usually
assigned to the same welfare cluster. Regime typologies are a useful
approach to compare and classify patterns, but the results of this
paper point to the need for comprehensive studies of the variations
within and between state welfare regimes.