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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Volume: 118
Main Author: Halla, Martin
Lackner, Mario
Scharler, Johann
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Trade
Place of publication: 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
ISSN: 0347-0520
EISSN: 1467-9442
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: 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.
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Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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