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dc.contributor.authorCastronova, Edwarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:40:27Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:40:27Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18265-
dc.description.abstractThe paper uses panel data on OECD countries to assess four theories about the forces that generate social spending. The four theories are: Aid: the Welfare State is about helping the poor. Insure: the Welfare State insures the consumption of middle-class voters. Transfer: the Welfare State transfers money to politically-powerful entitled groups. Control: the Welfare State is about controlling the behavior of the underclass. The data give the following grades: Aid D-, Insure C+, Transfer A-, Control D. This assessment is made by regressing the share of social spending in GDP on a vector of country characteristics. The methods involve simultaneous equation fixed-effects models, and they take advantage of some recent innovations in the growth literature involving the treatment of country-level panel dataen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) |cBerlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDIW Discussion Papers |x281en_US
dc.subject.jelH5en_US
dc.subject.jelI3en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwSozialstaaten_US
dc.subject.stwÖffentliche Sozialausgabenen_US
dc.subject.stwPublic Choiceen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwIndustriestaatenen_US
dc.titleTo aid, insure, transfer, or control : what drives the welfare state?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn848958993en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:diw:diwwpp:dp281en_US

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