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World Politics 51.1 (1998) 91
 

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

Richard Clayton and Jonas Pontusson


Table 9
The Distribution (%) of Social Spending by Type:
Sweden, Germany, the U.K., and the U.S. (1980, 1993)

Health Social Services Social Assistance Grants Social Security Transfers

Sweden 1980 27.7 13.0 9.9 49.4
1993 15.9 16.4 13.1 54.6
Germany 1980 25.4 3.3 12.0 59.3
1993 26.8 3.1 10.9 59.2
U.K 1980 28.4 5.9 19.5 46.3
1993 25.9 4.7 28.4 41.0
U.S. 1980 25.5 3.1 20.7 50.7
1993 31.5 1.8 21.8 44.9

Sources: Social services, social security transfers, and 1993 health expenditure data from OECD, Social Expenditure Statistics of OECD Member Countries, Labour Market and Social Policy Occasional Papers (Paris: OECD, 1996); 1980 health expenditure data from OECD, New Directions in Social Policy in OECD Countries (Paris: OECD, 1994); social assistance figures from OECD, National Accounts: Detailed Tables (Paris: OECD, 1996).
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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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