Do politics matter? The influence of political and institutional variables on social protection spending in the European Union
This paper analyses the potential role of per capita income, the socio-demographic characteristics of the population, and political, institutional and cultural elements as explanatory variables of the level of social protection provided in European countries. The ultimate objective is to test whether political and institutional aspects specific to member states are significant in explaining the differences between national social expenditure levels in different European Union (EU) member states. The empirical study focuses on the period from 1985 to 1999.
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Volume (Year): 12 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
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