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Authors: 
Kraus, Margit
Hölsch, Katja
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 03-16
Abstract: 
In this paper, the relationship between the degree of centralisation and the distributive outcomes in European schemes of social assistance is investigated. For this purpose, a scheme of classification suitable for grouping the EU15 schemes except for Luxembourg according to features related to centralisation is established and an indicator for centralisation is developed. Subsequently, on the basis of LIS data the effectiveness and efficiency in reducing poverty through social assistance payments are calculated for five selected EU systems and the linkage of their distributive impacts to the degree of centralisation is examined.
Subjects: 
Social Assistance
Classification
Centralisation
Poverty
Redistribution
JEL: 
I32
I38
H53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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