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Occasional Paper

Is it Possible to Preserve the European Social Model?

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Author(s): de la Dehesa, Guillermo
Year: 2004
Pages: 33
ISBN: 1-56708-129-0

In the wake of the European Union's (EU) slow growth rate, several questions have arisen regarding the EU's welfare state. Demographic projections suggest that if the EU is to preserve its current social model, the EU may have to undertake certain reforms to improve its long run growth rate. The author addresses whether these reforms are compatible with full preservation of the current welfare state, and if not, whether it is possible to make the necessary reforms while preserving the welfare state's key elements.

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