Does the Welfare State Destroy the Family? Evidence from OECD Member Countries
We study the effect of the size of the welfare state on demographic trends in OECD member countries. Exploiting exogenous variation in public social spending, due to varying degrees of political fractionalization (i.e., the number of relevant parties involved in the legislative process), we show tha...
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HOBOKEN WILEY 01.04.2016
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|published in:||The Scandinavian journal of economics Vol. 118; no. 2; pp. 292 - 323|
|Data of publication:||April 2016|
For helpful comments, we would like to thank (among others) two anonymous referees. The usual disclaimer applies. This research was funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) National Research Network S103, the Austrian Center for Labor Economics, and the Analysis of the Welfare State.
|Database:||Social Sciences Citation Index
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