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Efficiency of the welfare state

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  • GOUYETTE, Claudine
  • PESTIEAU, Pierre

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In this paper, we present alternative measures of efficiency of the welfare state and of its components. We observe non negligible efficiency slacks in the way benefits are distributed and services produced. We try to explain these slacks and to suggest ways of correcting them. Depending on the case, our exercise can be viewed as providing argument for the dismantling of the welfare state or giving it additional resources when inefficiency can be corrected and the political will to do so exists. Copyright 1999 by WWZ and Helbing & Lichtenhahn Verlag AG

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers RP with number -1427.

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Note: In : KYKLOS, 52 (4), 537-553, 1999
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  1. Ravallion, Martin, 2000. "What can we learn about country performance from conditional comparisons across countries?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 2342, The World Bank.
  2. Koen Caminada & Kees Goudswaard, 2001. "International Trends in Income Inequality and Social Policy," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, Springer, vol. 8(4), pages 395-415, August.
  3. CASAMATTA, Georges & CREMER, Helmuth & PESTIEAU, Pierre, . "Political sustainability and the design of social insurance," CORE Discussion Papers RP, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) -1449, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  4. Berthold, Norbert & Thode, Eric, 2000. "Umverteilung in der Mittelschicht: notwendiges Übel im Kampf gegen Armut?," Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Beiträge 34, Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbes. Wirtschaftsordnung und Sozialpolitik.
  5. Dollar, David & Kraay, Aart, 2002. " Growth Is Good for the Poor," Journal of Economic Growth, Springer, Springer, vol. 7(3), pages 195-225, September.
  6. Ravallion, Martin, 2003. "In measuring aggregate"social efficiency"," Policy Research Working Paper Series 3166, The World Bank.
  7. CASAMATTA, Georges & CREMER, Helmuth & PESTIEAU, Pierre, 1998. "On the political sustainability of redistributive social insurance systems," CORE Discussion Papers, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) 1998038, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  8. Koen Caminada & Kees Goudswaard, 2005. "Are Public and Private Social Expenditures Complementary?," International Advances in Economic Research, Springer, Springer, vol. 11(2), pages 175-189, May.
  9. Kraus, Margit & Hölsch, Katja, 2002. "European schemes of social assistance: an empirical analysis of set-ups and distributive impacts," ZEW Discussion Papers 02-51, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  10. Laurens Cherchye & Wim Moesen & Tom Van Puyenbroeck, 2003. "Legitimately Diverse, yet Comparable: On Synthesising Social Inclusion Performance in the EU," Public Economics Working Paper Series, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën, Working Group Public Economics ces0301, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën, Working Group Public Economics.
  11. Goudswaard, Kees & Caminada, Koen, 2008. "The redistributive impact of public and private social expenditure," MPRA Paper 20178, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  12. Andreas Bergh, 2008. "Explaining the Survival of the Swedish Welfare State: Maintaining Political Support Through Incremental Change," Financial Theory and Practice, Institute of Public Finance, Institute of Public Finance, vol. 32(3), pages 233-254.

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