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World Politics 51.1 (1998) 81
 

Welfare-State Retrenchment Revisited:
Entitlement Cuts, Public Sector Restructuring, and Inegalitarian Trends in Advanced Capitalist Societies

Richard Clayton and Jonas Pontusson


Table 5
Public Share of Total Health Expenditure (1960-93)

Levels
Average Annual Change
(% Points)

1960 1980 1993 1960-80 1980-93

Australia 48 63 68 .75 .38
Austria 69 69 66 0.00 -.23
Belgium 62 83 89 1.62 .46
Canada 43 75 72 1.60 -.23
Denmark 89 85 83 -.20 -.15
Finland 54 79 79 1.25 0.00
France 58 79 75a 1.05 -.29a
Germany 66 75 70 .45 -.38
Italy 83 81 73 -.10 -.62
Japan 60 71 72 .55 .08
Netherlands 33 75 78 2.10 .25
New Zealand 81 84 77 .15 -.54
Norway 78 98 93 1.00 -.38
Sweden 73 93 87a 1.00 -.43a
Switzerland 61 68 69 .35 .08
U.K. 85 89 83 .20 -.46
U.S. 25 42 47a .85 .36a

Source: Evelyne Huber and John Stephens, "The Politics of the Welfare State after the Golden Age" (Paper Presented at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., August 1997).
a 1994 rather than 1993.
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Tables: Welfare-State Retrenchment Revisited: Entitlement Cuts, Public Sector Restructuring, and Inegalitarian Trends in Advanced Capitalist Societies

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