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Den offentliga sektorns utgifter

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    Uppsatsen dokumenterar den offentliga sektorns utveckling och inriktning. Det framgår att sektorn expanderat i stort sett oavbrutet under 1900-talet, från cirka 10 procent av BNP vid seklets början till 70 procent 1993. Trots en viss tillbakagång sedan 1993 har Sverige idag de högsta offentliga utgifterna i den västliga industrivärlden. Expansionen under 1900-talet har i allt väsentligt gällt utgifter för individuella nyttigheter snarare än för kollektiva sådana som till exempel försvar och rättsväsende. I linje med detta har transfereringarna, vilka kan betraktas som individuella nyttigheter, ökat sin andel av de offentliga utgifterna under andra halvan av 1900-talet, och kommunernas verksamheter, som till stor del består av sjukvård, omsorg och skolutbildning, har också vuxit snabbare än statens sedan 1960-talet.

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    Paper provided by The Ratio Institute in its series Ratio Working Papers with number 35.

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    Length: 35 pages
    Date of creation: 29 Apr 2004
    Publication status: Published in Skatter & värdighet, Karlson, Nils, Johansson, Dan, Johnsson, Richard (eds.), 2004, pages 95-139, Ratio.
    Handle: RePEc:hhs:ratioi:0035
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