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Social Policy as a Productive Force

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  • Julia Bock-Schappelwein

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  • Rainer Eppel
  • Ulrike Mühlberger

    (WIFO)

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International examples clearly demonstrate that a high level of social policy does not necessarily correlate with slow growth rates. Empirical literature shows that incentives of social policy measures that lead to a growth-enhancing education, research and development policy are of utmost importance. High quality education is not only an important predictor of individual income, but also of productivity and growth.

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  • Julia Bock-Schappelwein & Rainer Eppel & Ulrike Mühlberger, 2009. "Social Policy as a Productive Force," WIFO Monatsberichte (monthly reports), WIFO, vol. 82(11), pages 845-857, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:wfo:monber:y:2009:i:11:p:845-857
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