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Welfare Reform: What Do Europeans Want?

Welfare Reform: What Do Europeans Want? Lower taxes or better services? Should public spending be 30%, 40% or 50% of GDP? These questions are often posed but seldom answered. Welfare state reform: A survey of what Europeans want provides a carefully designed survey of people's opinions of their welfare states. The researchers find that people's responses are not driven by ideology but largely by the respondent's social and economic status. This paper comes with an appendix detailing unemployment support and pension schemes in each country together with details of the questionnaire. Also available is the dataset from the survey. By Tito Boeri, Axel Börsch-Supan and Guido Tabellini." is published by the Economic Policy


By Economic Policy ,France, Spain, Italy and Germany

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