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Convergence in social protection benefits across EU countries


  • Javier Alonso
  • Miguel Angel Galindo
  • Simón Sosvilla-Rivero


This paper studies the degree of convergence in per capita social protection benefits registered in the European Union during the 1966-92 period. To that end, we use data supplied by Eurostat and compute the two indicators more widely used in convergence analysis: σ-convergence and β-convergence.
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  • Javier Alonso & Miguel Angel Galindo & Simón Sosvilla-Rivero, "undated". "Convergence in social protection benefits across EU countries," Working Papers 97-03, FEDEA.
  • Handle: RePEc:fda:fdaddt:9703

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    1. Álvarez Ayuso, Inmaculada & De Lucas Santos, Sonia & Delgado Rodríguez, Mª Jesús, 2009. "Convergencia en protección social en la Unión Europea (1980-2001)/Convergence and Social Protection in EU (1980-2001)," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 27, pages 663-678, Diciembre.
    2. SOSVILLA RIVERO, Simón & GALINDO, M. Ángel & ALONSO MESEGUER, Javier, 2001. "Tax burden convergence in Europe," Estudios de Economía Aplicada, Estudios de Economía Aplicada, vol. 17, pages 183-191, Abril.
    3. 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.
    4. Jon Olaskoaga-Larrauri & Ricardo Aláez-Aller & Pablo Díaz-de-Basurto, 2010. "Measuring is Believing! Improving Conventional Indicators of Welfare State Development," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 96(1), pages 113-131, March.
    5. Athanasios Athanasenas & Xanthippi Chapsa & Athanasios Michailidis, 2015. "Investigating Social Protection Convergence in the EU-15: A Panel Data Analysis," European Research Studies Journal, European Research Studies Journal, vol. 0(2), pages 79-96.

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