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The legacy of World War II on social spending in the western world

Obinger, Herbert and Schmitt, Carina (2018) The legacy of World War II on social spending in the western world. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (17 May 2018). Website.

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The Second World War had a major impact on almost every aspect of European society, but one area that has been relatively under-researched is the influence the war had on social spending. Presenting results from a new study, Herbert Obinger and Carina Schmitt illustrate that World War II not only created new welfare constituencies such as disabled war veterans, but but also changed politics and institutional settings in a way that facilitated the expansion of the welfare state in the post-war period.

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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D731 World War II
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 11:21
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:10

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