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Convergence in Social Protection across EU Countries, 1970-1999. ENEPRI Working Paper No. 18, March 2003

Sosvilla-Rivero, Simón and Herce, José A. and Lucio, Juan-José de. (2003) Convergence in Social Protection across EU Countries, 1970-1999. ENEPRI Working Paper No. 18, March 2003. [Working Paper]

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    Abstract

    This paper examines the degree of convergence in social protection registered in the European Union during the 1970-99 period. To that end, we use Eurostat data and study the long-run properties of the data set using time series analysis. Our results indicate that there is no evidence of long-run convergence in Social Protection expenditure to GDP ratios. However, we do find evidence of catching-up with respect both to Germany and the EU average for all countries belonging to EU12, except for Greece.

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    Item Type: Working Paper
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Protection Expenditure; Convergence.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > general
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > ENEPRI Working Papers
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2004
    Page Range: p. 15
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:20
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/1850

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