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Improving the Performance of the European Social Model: The Welfare State over the Life Cycle
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute for International Economic Studies.
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Abstract [en]

The achievements of social-welfare arrangements in Western Europe are well known: considerable income security, relatively little poverty and, in some countries, ample supply of social services. But there are also well-known weaknesses and hence considerable scope for improvement. Three types of weaknesses are considered in this paper: social-welfare arrangements are often not financially robust to shocks; individuals make undesirable behavioural adjustments in response to welfare-state arrangements and their financing; and social-welfare arrangements are often poorly adapted to recent changes in socio-economic conditions and preferences of individuals. I discuss these weaknesses, and alternative methods to mitigate them, in the context of various types of welfare-state arrangements that the individual may encounter over the life cycle.

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Stockholm: IIES , 2003. , 35 p.
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Seminar Paper / Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University. (Online), ISSN 1653-610X ; 717
Keyword [en]
social policies, welfare state, labour market, family structure, preferences
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-42049OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-42049DiVA: diva2:343789
Available from: 2010-08-16 Created: 2010-08-16 Last updated: 2010-08-16Bibliographically approved

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