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World Politics 51.1 (1998)

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

Richard Clayton and Jonas Pontusson


Table 1: Percentage Changes in Wage Inequality (90-10 Ratios) among Full-Time Wage Earners (1979-95)
Table 2: Percentage of the Population Living in Households with an Income of Less Than 40% of the Median Income (c. 1980 and 1991)
Table 3: Average Annual Growth of Total Social Spending (at Constant Prices) per Poor Person (40% of Median Income) and Real GDP Per Capita (1979-92)
Table 4: Average Annual Growth of Total Social Spending (at Constant Prices) per Aged-Plus-Unemployed Person (1960-93)
Table 5: Public Share of Total Health Expenditure (1960-93)
Table 6: Average Annual Rate of Growth of Real Government Final Consumption Expenditure (1960-94)
Table 7: The Size of the Public Sector Labor Force (1960-94)
Table 8: Government Employment in the U.K. (Thousands of Full-Time Equivalents) (1985, 1994)
Table 9: The Distribution (%) of Social Spending by Type: Sweden, Germany, the U.K., and the U.S. (1980, 1993)
Table 10: Wage Dispersion (90-10 Ratios) among Public and Private Employees in the U.K. (1978-95)