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Social protection benefits and growth: evidence from the European Union

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  • Jose Herce
  • Simon Sosvilla-Rivero
  • Juan Jose de Lucio

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Using a harmonized data set for the European Union and panel data techniques, and following a production function approach, we find a positive growth effect of total social protection expenditure on growth. When evaluating the effects of different programmes, the results are mixed.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Applied Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 7 (2000)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 255-258

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Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:7:y:2000:i:4:p:255-258

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  1. Denis Bouget, 2009. "Trends of Social Welfare Systems : From Convergence to Attractiveness, an Exploratory Approach," Working Papers hal-00441889, HAL.
  2. Simón Sosvilla-Rivero & José Antonio Herce & Juan-José De Lucio, 2003. "Convergence in Social Protection Across EU Countries, 1970-1999," Economics Working Papers 018, European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes.

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