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Assessing the performance of social spending in Europe

Antonelli Maria Alessandra () and Valeria De Bonis
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Antonelli Maria Alessandra: Sapienza University of Rome, School of Law.

Central European Journal of Public Policy, 2018, vol. 12, issue 1, 17-31

Abstract: Based on the construction of a composite index to assess the relative performance of welfare policies, we show that the variability of performances cannot be explained only by the amount of resources devoted to social policies, but also by its composition: countries with higher shares of social public expenditure, specifically aimed at reducing income concentration, obtain better results. This associates the traditional classification of the European welfare systems to the performance obtained in the social sector.

Keywords: welfare policies; social expenditure; social performance index; European Union (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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DOI: 10.2478/cejpp-2018-0001

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