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Globalization, welfare regimes and social protection expenditures in Western and Eastern European countries

Klien, Michael and Leibrecht, Markus and Onaran, Özlem (2010) Globalization, welfare regimes and social protection expenditures in Western and Eastern European countries. Discussion Papers SFB International Tax Coordination, 30. SFB International Tax Coordination, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the effects of globalization on social protection expenditures in European countries. The analysis adds to the literature due to its special focus on (a) the Eastern European countries and (b) on differences in globalization effects between welfare regimes. We find evidence in favor of the compensation hypothesis in Western Europe which is driven by the conservative welfare regime, outweighing the efficiency effect of globalization in the social-democratic welfare regime. In Eastern European countries the efficiency effect is predominant. No globalization effect is found for the liberal and the southern welfare regimes. Our results indicate some convergence within Western Europe and a divergence between the East and the West of Europe. We stress the importance of disaggregating by welfare regimes when exploring the effects of globalization on public social protection expenditures. (author's abstract)

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: Europäische Union / Mitgliedsstaaten / Globalisierung / öffentliche Ausgaben
Classification Codes: RVK QL 300
Divisions: Departments > Finance, Accounting and Statistics > Accounting and Auditing > Betriebswirtschaftliche Steuerlehre
Departments > Volkswirtschaft
Departments > Öffentliches Recht und Steuerrecht > Österr. und Internat. Steuerrecht
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 25 May 2009 14:39
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2015 18:28
URI: http://epub.wu.ac.at/id/eprint/1608

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