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Globalization and the Future of Social Protection

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  • Vito Tanzi
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    Social protection in industrial countries has been provided through regulations, tax expenditures, and public spending. This paper argues that globalization will affect governments’ ability to continue providing this social protection at the level of recent decades. Specifically, tax competition among jurisdictions, ballooning electronic commerce, and increased mobility of the factors of production will likely cause significant falls in tax revenue in future years. The paper concludes that the welfare states need to look for alternative ways to provide social protection.

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    Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 00/12.

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    Length: 22
    Date of creation: 01 Jan 2000
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    Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:00/12

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    Keywords: Taxes; Government expenditures; public spending; expenditures; tax expenditures; tax systems; expenditure; public expenditure; taxation; tax revenue; tax rates; tax authorities; fiscal termites; government expenditure; social expenditure; tax system; tax expenditure; health expenditures; tax burden; taxable income; tax reforms; tax reform; level of public spending; fiscal affairs; public expenditure for health; fiscal affairs department; public debt; tax bases; tax incentives; tax revenues;

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    Cited by:
    1. Robert Holzmann & Steen Jørgensen, 2001. "Social Risk Management: A New Conceptual Framework for Social Protection, and Beyond," International Tax and Public Finance, Springer, vol. 8(4), pages 529-556, August.
    2. Gentilini, Ugo & Omamo, Steven Were, 2011. "Social protection 2.0: Exploring issues, evidence and debates in a globalizing world," Food Policy, Elsevier, vol. 36(3), pages 329-340, June.
    3. Gemmell, Norman & Kneller, Richard & Sanz, Ismael, 2008. "Foreign investment, international trade and the size and structure of public expenditures," European Journal of Political Economy, Elsevier, vol. 24(1), pages 151-171, March.

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