Reference : On the Convergence of Social Protection Performance in the European Union
Scientific journals : Article
Business & economic sciences : Economic systems & public economics
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/16111
On the Convergence of Social Protection Performance in the European Union
English
Lefebvre, Mathieu mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'ULg : UER > Economie publique appliquée >]
Coelli, Tim [> >]
Pestieau, Pierre mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'ULg > HEC-Ecole de gestion de l'ULg >]
2010
CESifo Economic Studies
56
2
300-322
Yes
International
[en] performance measure ; best practice frontier ; social protection
[en] In this article, we use data on five social inclusion indicators (poverty, inequality, unemployment,
<br />education and health) to assess and compare the performance of 15 European
<br />welfare states (EU15) over a 12-year period from 1995 to 2006. Aggregate measures of
<br />performance are obtained using index number methods similar to those employed in the
<br />construction of the widely used Human Development Index. These are compared with
<br />alternative measures derived from data envelopment analysis methods. The influence of
<br />methodology choice and the assumptions made in scaling indicators upon the results
<br />obtained is illustrated and discussed. We then analyse the evolution of performance
<br />over time, finding evidence of some convergence in performance and no sign of social
<br />dumping.
Centre de Recherche en Économie Publique et de la Population - C.R.E.P.P
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/16111
also: http://hdl.handle.net/2268/71363
10.1093/cesifo/ifp030

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