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Makroökonomische/Sozialpolitische Perspektiven auf die Sozialpolitik/Makroökonomie
[Macroeconomic/Social Policy Perspectives on Social Policy/Macroeconomics]

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  • Klüh, Ulrich

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Two opposing positions are frequently evoked to describe the relationship between macroeconomics and social policy. On the one hand, social policy is seen as a kind of service station. Macroeconomic programs and results are determined first, social policy deals with the consequences. On the other hand, there is a holistic approach of Keynesian provenience that situates macroeconomics in the broader research agenda for social policy. At the same time, points of contact between macroeconomics and social policy are rare. Sometimes there even seems to be a dichotomous relationship. How can we then describe the role of social policy in a macroeconomic context, and the role of macroeconomics in a social policy context? The article reviews pertinent links between the two fields and proposes a heuristic for re-engaging the macro and social dimension of policy.

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  • Klüh, Ulrich, 2016. "Makroökonomische/Sozialpolitische Perspektiven auf die Sozialpolitik/Makroökonomie [Macroeconomic/Social Policy Perspectives on Social Policy/Macroeconomics]," MPRA Paper 71784, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Macroeconomics; Social Policy; Macro-regimes; Keynesianism;
    All these keywords.

    JEL classification:

    • A1 - General Economics and Teaching - - General Economics
    • B0 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - General
    • B5 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - Current Heterodox Approaches
    • E0 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - General
    • E6 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook
    • H0 - Public Economics - - General
    • I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
    • N0 - Economic History - - General

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