social security reform, employment-linked benefits, wage inequality, globalisation

Publication date: 24 May 2006 | Publication type: NIESR Discussion Paper | Authors: Weale, M | NIESR discussion paper number: 273
Policy responses to increasing wage inequality in advanced countries are considered. Protection is argued to be a means of diverting resources to appease particular interest groups at net cost to society. A social security system is shown to damp the effects of increased inequality at the cost of...