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The Efficiency of Social Expenditures in the Fight Against Extreme Poverty in Europe [Die Effizienz Der Sozialausgaben Im Kampf Gegen Extreme Armut in Europa]

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  • Tausch, Arno

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In this qualitative sociological and quantitative economic policy paper, we show the trade-off between social expenditures and absolute poverty, and construct a non-parametric efficiency indicator, combining the residuals from the trade-off between social expenditures per capita and absolute poverty from recent EU-Commission and UNDP data (% of the population below 10 Euros, 5 Euros, and 13 Dollars a day, as well as % of the population dying before age 60). Among the older EU-15 members, Germany is among the least efficient systems, while the Czech Republic again leads the field, thus replicating recent results reported by Heshmati et al.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 10612.

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Keywords: Social Spending; European Commission; Index Numbers and Aggregation; Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Economic Integration; Regional Economic Activity; International Factor Movements; International Political Economy;

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