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The decommodified security ratio:A tool for assessing European social protection systems

  • Georges Menahem

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    (CEPN - Centre d'économie de l'Université de Paris Nord - CNRS : UMR7115 - Université Paris-Nord - Paris XIII, Institut Recherche Documentation en Economie de la Santé - CNAM TS)

With a view to better assessment of the roles played by social security and social policy in determining well-being, this article introduces the ”decommodified security ratio“ (DSR), an instrument for evaluating an important duty of the social State, namely to maintain and improve people's economic security. To that end we describe the conventions for its use, analyse its maincomponents in 20 European countries in 2002 and simulate the changes in it produced by ten variations in those components. From an analysis of the sensitivities of economic security we then demonstrate three different rationales.

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Date of creation: Oct 2007
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Publication status: Published, International Social Security Review, 2007, 60, 4, 69-103
Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00198398
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