Seminar Papers, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University
CHANGING TIDES FOR THE WELFARE STATE
Abstract: Socioeconomic conditions and values have changed
considerably since the emergence of elaborate welfare-state arrangements
during the first decades after World War II. For instance, recent
socioeconomic changes have created new needs (justifications) for
intertemporal reallocations of income as well as for protection against new
types of income risks. Some socioeconomic changes have also undermined the
financial viability of a number of traditional welfare-state arrangements.
This paper emphasizes developments in the labor market and changes in the
structure and preferences of the family. A number of alternative
welfare-state reforms are considered in the paper.
Keywords: welfare state; changes in labor market; changes in family structure; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: H00; H40; H50; (follow links to similar papers)
44 pages, July 27, 2001
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