Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24387
Authors: 
Kraus, Margit
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
ZEW Discussion Papers 00-40
Abstract: 
This paper evaluates the linkage between social security strategies and redistributive effects in EU social transfer systems. It is argued that the various European systems produce different patterns of redistribution that may be explained by the adoption of different mixes of social security strategies. In support of this argument, several idealtypical strategies are characterized and a classification of European social transfer systems is introduced. Subsequently, the redistributive effects of the systems are assessed and the relationship to their class assignment is investigated. We conclude that the redistributive effects differ markedly between systems of different classes, indicating that redistributive patterns are heavily influenced by the adopted strategy mix.
Subjects: 
European Social Security Systems
Classification
Redistribution
JEL: 
I38
H53
I32
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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