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Title:European schemes of social assistance: an empirical analysis of set-ups and distributive impacts PDF Logo
Authors:Kraus, Margit
Hölsch, Katja
Issue Date:2002
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 02-51
Abstract:This paper analyses the distributive impacts of various regulatory and institutional settings of European schemes of social assistance. For this purpose, two sets of classifications of European schemes of social assistance are introduced that classify the systems according to regulatory arrangements and degree of centralisation, respectively. Subsequently, the distributive impacts of five selected EU systems are calculated on the basis of LIS data and their relationship to class assignment is investigated.
Subjects:Social Assistance
Classification
Centralisation
Inequality
Redistribution
JEL:I38
I32
H53
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Publikationen von Forscherinnen und Forschern des ZEW
ZEW Discussion Papers

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