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World Politics 51.1 (1998) 82
 

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

Richard Clayton and Jonas Pontusson


Table 6
Average Annual Rate of Growth of Real Government
Final Consumption Expenditure (1960-94)

1960-73 1973-79 1979-89 1989-94

Australia 5.8 4.9 3.4 2.8
Austria 3.2 3.9 1.5 2.3
Belgium 5.5 3.7 0.5 0.9
Canada 6.1 3.5 2.5 1.1
Denmark 5.8 4.1 1.5 0.8
Finland 5.4 4.8 3.5 -0.1
France 4.0 3.4 2.3 2.6
Germany 4.5 3.0 1.3 1.7
Italy 4.0 2.7 2.6 0.9
Japan 5.8 4.8 2.7 2.1
Netherlands 2.8 3.5 2.0 1.2
New Zealand 3.6 3.2 1.2 -0.2
Norway 5.9 5.3 3.5 3.1
Sweden 4.9 3.7 1.6 0.9
Switzerland 5.3 1.4 2.7 1.1
U.K. 2.7 1.8 1.0 1.5
U.S. 2.5 1.7 2.7 0.1
    OECD total 3.6 2.8 2.4 1.2

Source: OECD, Historical Statistics (Paris: OECD, 1996).
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