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The decline of the welfare state : demography and globalization

Author: Assaf Razin; Efraim Sadka; Ch W Nam
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2005.
Series: CESifo book series.
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"In The Decline of the Welfare State, Assaf Razin and Efraim Sadka use a political economy framework to analyze the effects of aging populations, migration, and globalization on the deteriorating system of financing welfare state benefits as we know them. Their timely analysis, supported by a unified theoretical framework and empirical findings, demonstrates how the combined forces of demographic change and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Assaf Razin; Efraim Sadka; Ch W Nam
ISBN: 0262182440 9780262182447
OCLC Number: 55846122
Description: viii, 133 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Overview --
Aging, migration, and the widening wage gap --
Migration and the welfare state --
Balanced-budget rules and the downscaling of the welfare state --
The capital-tax-financed welfare state --
Aging and the welfare state : empirical evidence --
Capital taxation : the shadow of international tax competition --
The downward convergence of capital taxation across countries : evidence from the European Union.
Series Title: CESifo book series.
Responsibility: Assaf Razin and Efraim Sadka ; in cooperation with Chang Woon Nam.

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An analysis of the welfare state from a political economy perspective that examines the effects of aging populations, migration, and globalization on industrialized economies.  Read more...

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