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Social protection benefits and growth: evidence from the European Union

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  • Jose Herce
  • Simon Sosvilla-Rivero
  • Juan Jose de Lucio

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Using a harmonized data set for the European Union and panel data techniques, and following a production function approach, we find a positive growth effect of total social protection expenditure on growth. When evaluating the effects of different programmes, the results are mixed.

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  • Jose Herce & Simon Sosvilla-Rivero & Juan Jose de Lucio, 2000. "Social protection benefits and growth: evidence from the European Union," Applied Economics Letters, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 7(4), pages 255-258.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:apeclt:v:7:y:2000:i:4:p:255-258
    DOI: 10.1080/135048500351627
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    1. Oswald Andrew J., 1996. "A Conjecture on the Explanation for High Unemployment in the Industrialized Nations : Part I," The Warwick Economics Research Paper Series (TWERPS) 475, University of Warwick, Department of Economics.
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    1. Denis Bouget, 2009. "Trends of Social Welfare Systems : From Convergence to Attractiveness, an Exploratory Approach," Working Papers hal-00441889, HAL.
    2. Simón Sosvilla-Rivero & José A. Herce & Juan-José. de Lucio, "undated". "Convergence in social protection across EU countries, 1970-1999," Working Papers 2003-01, FEDEA.

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