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Globalization, welfare regimes and social protection expenditures in Western and Eastern European countries

Globalization, welfare regimes and social protection expenditures in Western and Eastern European countries

Leibrecht, Markus, Klien, Michael and Onaran, Özlem ORCID: 0000-0002-6345-9922 (2010) Globalization, welfare regimes and social protection expenditures in Western and Eastern European countries. Discussion Paper. Middlesex University, Hendon, London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the effects of globalization on social protection expenditures in European countries. The analysis adds to the literature due to its special focus on (a) the Eastern European countries and (b) on differences in globalization effects between welfare regimes. We find evidence in favor of the compensation hypothesis in Western Europe which is driven by the conservative welfare regime, outweighing the efficiency effect of globalization in the social-democratic welfare regime. In Eastern European countries the efficiency effect is predominant. No globalization effect is found for the liberal and the southern welfare regimes. Our results indicate some convergence within Western Europe and a divergence between the East and the West of Europe. We stress the importance of disaggregating by welfare regimes when exploring the effects of globalization on public social protection expenditures.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
Additional Information: [1] First published: April 2010. [2] Published as: Leibrecht, Markus, Klien, Michael and Onaran, Özlem (2010) Globalization, welfare regimes and social protection expenditures in Western and Eastern European countries. Discussion Paper. Middlesex University, Hendon, London, UK. [3] This document is Middlesex University Discussion Paper No. 140. [4] An article with the same title as this Discussion Paper was subsequently published in: Public Choice, (2011), Vol. 148, (3-4), pp. 569–594. DOI - 10.1007/s11127-010-9685-7. [GALA Item - 9001].
Uncontrolled Keywords: globalization, social expenditures, welfare regimes
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Business
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/10145

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