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The welfare state in Europe: still worth having?

Begg, Iain (2016) The welfare state in Europe: still worth having? LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (13 Apr 2016). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Have the negative economic consequences brought about by the financial crisis made European welfare states unaffordable? Iain Begg writes that while there is some validity to criticisms of welfare spending, the welfare state performs a number of core functions that ensure it will continue to be around for the foreseeable future. He also notes that European welfare states have shown a greater capacity for change than is often recognised, with the shift toward a system that gives priority to social investment making a real difference in several countries.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Sets: Departments > European Institute
Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2017 10:35
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2017 10:45
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/70567

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