Central Issues in Contemporary Economic Theory and Policy

Equity, Efficiency and Growth

The Future of the Welfare State

Editors: Baldassarri, Mario, Paganetto, Luigi, Phelps, Edmund S. (Eds.)

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In the post-war period, spending on social security, health and education has grown continuously in the leading industrialized countries. The considerable size of this spending as a percentage of GDP together with the ageing population raise doubts on the sustainability of welfare spending. These doubts have been accompanied in recent years by an increasing awareness of the allocational inefficiencies and the distributive inequalities caused by the provision of some social services. The welfare state should therefore be reconstructed not only through readjustment of the social security system but also a change in unemployment benefits and the taxation of workers to avoid the perverse spiral that may be produced in the future by cuts in welfare benefits, growing unemployment and the need to further reduce the social security services.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Equity, Efficiency and Growth
Book Subtitle
The Future of the Welfare State
Editors
  • Mario Baldassarri
  • Luigi Paganetto
  • Edmund S. Phelps
Series Title
Central Issues in Contemporary Economic Theory and Policy
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Servizio Italiano Pubblicazioni Internazionali Srl
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights are restricted. Dual edition
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-24649-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-349-24649-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-312-16014-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-24651-9
Series ISSN
2662-6217
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 426
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