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Social security, economic growth and poverty : theoretical considerations and guidelines for institutional arrangements

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  • Butter, Frank A.G. den

    (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculteit der Economische Wetenschappen en Econometrie (Free University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics Sciences, Business Administration and Economitrics)

  • Kock, Udo

Abstract

This paper provides a review of the economic literature on social security systems and of practical experiences with building social security institutions. The focus is on the design of the institutions, and on the complicated relation between social security, economic welfare and economic growth at the macro-level. The aim of this review is to provide lessons for building social security schemes in developing countries, and more specifically in East Asian countries, which experience a relatively fast catch-up with the industrialized world.

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Paper provided by VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics in its series Serie Research Memoranda with number 0002.

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Keywords: social security programs; social welfare; active labor market policies; equity and efficiency; labor participation;

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  1. Kock, Udo, 2001. "Institutions, incentives and social policy in the 'Dutch model'," Serie Research Memoranda 0003, VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Economics, Business Administration and Econometrics.

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