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Convergencia en protección social en la Unión Europea (1980-2001)/Convergence and Social Protection in EU (1980-2001)

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  • ÁLVAREZ AYUSO, INMACULADA

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    (Departamento de Teoría Económica: Análisis Económico e Historia Económica UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID.)

  • DE LUCAS SANTOS, SONIA

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    (Departamento de Economía Aplicada (Udi. Estadística). UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID.)

  • DELGADO RODRÍGUEZ, Mª JESÚS

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    (Departamento de Economía Aplicada II. UNIVERSIDAD REY JUAN CARLOS DE MADRID.)

Abstract

El modelo social europeo está siendo objeto de un intenso debate que trata de establecer en qué medida se ha visto afectado por los cambios socioeconómicos que han experimentado las economías europeas en las últimas décadas. Aunque cada Estado Miembro es responsable de la organización y financiación de su propio sistema de protección social, estos temas han adquirido mayor relevancia en el seno de la Unión Europea, al surgir la necesidad de lograr un mayor grado de convergencia también en estas políticas públicas. Con el objetivo de contribuir a este debate, en este artículo se analizará el proceso de convergencia en cada uno de los componentes del gasto en protección social con el objetivo de determinar en cuáles es más intenso este proceso de convergencia y sus principales factores condicionantes. The European social model is the subject of intense debate that seeks to establish to what extent is affected by socio-economic changes that European economies have experienced in recent decades. While each member state is responsible for organizing and funding their own social protection system, these issues have become more important within the European Union, raising the need to achieve a greater degree of convergence in these public policies. In order to contribute to this debate, this article will analyze the convergence process in each of the components of social protection expenditure and its main conditional factors.

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Article provided by Estudios de Economía Aplicada in its journal Estudios de Economía Aplicada.

Volume (Year): 27 (2009)
Issue (Month): (Diciembre)
Pages: 663-678

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Handle: RePEc:lrk:eeaart:27_3_5

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Keywords: Estado de Bienestar; Protección social; Convergencia; Unión Europea; panel de datos. ; Welfare-State; Social protection; Convergence; European Union; Panel data estimation.;

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