Welfare Society

CEPR's welfare state network examines alternative strategies for reforming welfare activities: social insurance, life-cycle transfers, redistribution, and the provision of welfare services such as healthcare, education, and training. The focus is on policy reform in advanced market economies, especially those of the EC and the US. This workshop aims to explore how these activities are to be divided between the government, business enterprises, households, and other economic and political institutions. Since the government is viewed as just one source of welfare activities, the workshop will cover the `welfare society', rather than just the `welfare state'