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Social Spending and Aggregate Welfare in Developing and Transition Economies

Fiseha Gebregziabher and Miguel Niño-Zarazúa ()

No wp-2014-082, WIDER Working Paper Series from World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER)

Abstract: Notwithstanding the unprecedented attention devoted to reducing poverty and fostering human development via scaling up social sector spending, there is surprisingly little rigorous empirical work on the question of whether social spending is effective in achieving these goals.

Keywords: Economic aspects (Education); Expenditures; Public; Government spending policy; Public health; Public welfare (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2014
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