The French welfare : an institutional and historical analysis in European perspective
AbstractThe paper proposes a theoretical investigation of the impact of welfare on the growth regimes, inspired by new growth theory and recent advances in institutional analysis. It shows the complementarity of Welfare State with the Fordist growth pattern and discusses the reasons of the "Welfare State Crisis" (technological change, globalization, shift in political alliances, or alarmist discourses on the inefficiency of social security), against the evidence brought by systematic international comparisons. The French welfare system appears less statist than paritarist, i.e. jointly managed by firm and unions. This historical pattern explains many contemporary features (the large bulk of the financing by the firms, the segmentation of the regimes, the absence of a tax or social contribution revolts from the citizens) and the move towards an hybridization of a basic Bismarckian financing system along with some Beveridgian principles. Recent evolutions do not point out towards privatization but on the contrary the State has implement a form of health care planning and created a new social tax in order to sustain an unabated demand for welfare.The paper provides too a taxonomy for contemporary Welfare State, a series of scenarios, both for France and European countries.
Download InfoIf you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by CEPREMAP in its series CEPREMAP Working Papers (Couverture Orange) with number 0007.
Length: 87 pages
Date of creation: 2000
Date of revision:
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- B15 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Historical; Institutional; Evolutionary
- H23 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Externalities; Redistributive Effects; Environmental Taxes and Subsidies
- H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
- I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
- I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare and Poverty
- O11 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development
- O31 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Andrea Bassanini & Stefano Scarpetta & Ignazio Visco, 2000.
"Knowledge, Technology and Economic Growth: Recent Evidence from OECD Countries,"
OECD Economics Department Working Papers
259, OECD Publishing.
- Andrea Bassanini & Stefano Scarpetta & Ignazio Visco, 2000. "Knowledge technology and economic growth: recent evidence from OECD countries," Working Paper Research 06, National Bank of Belgium.
- Olivier Davanne & Thierry Pujol, 1997. "Le Débat sur les Retraites : Capitalisation contre Répartition," Revue Française d'Économie, Programme National Persée, vol. 12(1), pages 57-116.
- Alexis Dantec & Florian Pelgrin & Département analyse, 1998. "Retraites de l'Europe," Revue de l'OFCE, Presses de Sciences-Po, vol. 0(4), pages 207-228.
- A. B. Atkinson, 1999. "The Economic Consequences of Rolling Back the Welfare State," MIT Press Books, The MIT Press, edition 1, volume 1, number 0262011719.
- Benabou, Roland, 1996. "Heterogeneity, Stratification, and Growth: Macroeconomic Implications of Community Structure and School Finance," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 86(3), pages 584-609, June.
- Eliasson, Gunnar, 1984. "Micro heterogeneity of firms and the stability of industrial growth," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 5(3-4), pages 249-274.
- Pascale Breuil-Genier & Frédéric Rupprecht, 1999. "La maîtrise des dépenses de santé, la réforme de l'assurance-maladie (1996-1999)," Revue Française d'Économie, Programme National Persée, vol. 14(3), pages 129-166.
- Dominique Bureau, 1999. "Intérêt social et discrimination en assurance-maladie publique," Revue Française d'Économie, Programme National Persée, vol. 14(2), pages 163-187.
- Alexis Dantec & Florian Pelgrin & Département analyse et prévision de l'OFCE, 1998. "Retraites de l'Europe," Revue de l'OFCE, Programme National Persée, vol. 67(1), pages 207-228.
- Boyer, Robert, 2001. "Du rapport salarial fordiste à la diversité des relations salariales," CEPREMAP Working Papers (Couverture Orange) 0114, CEPREMAP.
- Mark Weisbrot & Dean Baker & David Rosnick, 2006.
"The Scorecard on Development: 25 Years of Diminished Progress,"
32, United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs.
- Mark Weisbrot & Dean Baker & David Rosnick, 2006. "The Scorecard on Development: 25 Years of Diminished Progress," Working Papers 31, United Nations, Department of Economics and Social Affairs.
- Robert Boyer, 2007. "Growth strategies and poverty reduction: the institutional complementarity hypothesis," Working Papers halshs-00587703, HAL.
- Robert Boyer, 2008. "Democracy and social democracy facing contemporary capitalisms: A "régulationist" approach," Working Papers halshs-00586315, HAL.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Sébastien Villemot).
If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.
If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.
If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.
Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.