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A viable welfare state. Equality and stability

Project period 2005 - 2008
Project nr. 410.057

The project analyses the relationship between income inequality and the sustainability of the welfare state. On the one hand, welfare spending increases equality, but on the other hand the level of equality also affects the support for the welfare state.

The project has both a theoretical and an empirical part. In the empirical part we use internationally comaprable data. The project analyses the relationship between income inequality and the sustainability of the welfare state. On the one hand, welfare spending increases equality, but on the other hand the level of equality also affects the support for the welfare state.

The project has both a theoretical and an empirical part. In the empirical part we use internationally comaprable data. The project is a joint project with the Frisch center, Department of Economics at the University of Oslo and Yale University.

Participants

Erling Barth Dr. polit. Research Professor +47 930 91 410 Send e-mail
Kjersti Misje Østbakken PhD Senior Research Fellow +47 991 62 556 / +1 5109029154 Send e-mail
Published June 24, 2008 3:56 PM