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Changing Tides For The Welfare State

  • Lindbeck, Assar

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    (Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University)

Socioeconomic conditions and values have changed considerably since the emergence of elaborate welfare-state arrangements during the first decades after World War II. For instance, recent socioeconomic changes have created new needs (justifications) for intertemporal reallocations of income as well as for protection against new types of income risks. Some socioeconomic changes have also undermined the financial viability of a number of traditional welfare-state arrangements. This paper emphasizes developments in the labor market and changes in the structure and preferences of the family. A number of alternative welfare-state reforms are considered in the paper.

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Paper provided by Stockholm University, Institute for International Economic Studies in its series Seminar Papers with number 694.

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Length: 44 pages
Date of creation: 27 Jul 2001
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:iiessp:0694
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