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Convergence Analysis of the Structure of Social Protection Financing

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  • Tiia Püss
  • Mare Viies
  • Kaie Kerem
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    Expenditure on social protection in the European Union (EU) member states has been increasing rapidly over the last decade. To cover the increasing expenses, the countries need to find ways to increase revenues. Social protection financing systems and structure of financing vary across countries, but all of them use mainly two sources for financing: general government contributions and social tax revenue. The aim of this paper is to study the development of the structure of social protection financing at the main contributor level over the last decade, defining the trends that characterize the changes. We concentrate on convergence analysis of the structure of social protection financing, which is an important but, so far, insufficiently studied issue. Copyright International Atlantic Economic Society 2005

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal International Advances in Economic Research.

    Volume (Year): 11 (2005)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 19-27

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:iaecre:v:11:y:2005:i:1:p:19-27

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    1. Tiia Püss & Mare Viies & Reet Maldre, 2007. "Convergence Analysis of the Structure of Tax Revenue and Tax Burden in EU," Working Papers 166, Tallinn School of Economics and Business Administration, Tallinn University of Technology.
    2. Norman Wagner, 2012. "Sozialstaatsfinanzierung in der Krise - alles wie gehabt?," Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft - WuG, Kammer für Arbeiter und Angestellte für Wien, Abteilung Wirtschaftswissenschaft und Statistik, vol. 38(3), pages 549-566.

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