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Social Protection and Social Security Contributions in Spain

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    The purpose of this paper is to analyze social protection in Spain and its financing, paying special attention to the possible relationship between social protection and unemployment. I will first describe the evolution of the social insurance system in Spain and compare it with that of other countries (section 2). Section 3 describes the evolution of unemployment in Spain and explores its causes. In section 4, I analyze Social Security contributions and their possible impact on unemployment. Finally section 5 contains the conclusions.

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    Paper provided by International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University in its series International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU with number paper0608.

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    Length: 26 pages
    Date of creation: 01 Jan 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:ays:ispwps:paper0608

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    Keywords: Social Protection; Social Security; Social security Contributions; Spain; social insurance;

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