Sector Spending and Program Emphasis


in Rich Democracies

Published by University of California Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780520231764
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928336 | DOI:
Sector Spending and Program Emphasis

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This chapter examines the differences in program emphasis and sector spending for welfare-state development in rich countries. It provides an overview of broad government spending categories for pensions and disability insurance, health care, work-injury insurance, war-victims benefits, family allowances, and education. It identifies which of these packages go together and shows how types of political economy and economic level influence patterns of spending.

Keywords: welfare-state development; rich countries; sector spending; program emphasis; government spending; political economy; economic level; pensions; disability insurance; health care

Chapter.  5078 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative and Historical Sociology

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