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Incentives in the Welfare-State; Lessons for Would-Be Welfare-States

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  • Lindbeck, A.

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This paper deals with economic incentives and welfare-state arrangements in OECD countries; it also offers some lessons for would- be welfare states. These arrangements differ, of course, among countries. In particular, there is a wide variation in the extent to which countries rely on four basic institutions: the state, the firm, the family and the market.

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  • Lindbeck, A., 1996. "Incentives in the Welfare-State; Lessons for Would-Be Welfare-States," Papers 604, Stockholm - International Economic Studies.
  • Handle: RePEc:fth:stocin:604
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    1. Hans-Werner Sinn, 1999. "Inflation and Welfare: Comment on Robert Lucas," NBER Working Papers 6979, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Seliger Bernhard, 2001. "Die Krise der sozialen Sicherung und die Globalisierung – Politische Mythen und ordnungspolitische Wirklichkeit," ORDO. Jahrbuch für die Ordnung von Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft, De Gruyter, vol. 52(1), pages 215-238, January.

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    Keywords

    WELFARE STATE; OECD; SOCIAL WELFARE;

    JEL classification:

    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions

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