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Social protection and regional convergence in a European Monetary Union

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  • Filip Abraham
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    This paper addresses convergence in social protection and GDP in a European Economic and Monetary Union. We evaluate the impact of recently proposed EC social minimum requirements on regional convergence within the EC. Subsequently, we analyze a system of differentiated social norms as a means of raising social protection in countries with lower social standards. Copyright Kluwer Academic Publishers 1994

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    Article provided by Springer in its journal Open Economies Review.

    Volume (Year): 5 (1994)
    Issue (Month): 1 (March)
    Pages: 89-114

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:openec:v:5:y:1994:i:1:p:89-114

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    Keywords: European Monetary Union; social protection; regional convergence;

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