DP1018 What is the Domain of the Welfare State?
|Author(s):||Dennis J. Snower|
|Publication Date:||November 1994|
|Keyword(s):||Education, Free Enterprise, Health, Inequality, Poverty, Unemployment, Welfare State|
|JEL(s):||H1, H2, H4, I1, I2, I3, P5|
|Programme Areas:||Human Resources|
|Link to this Page:||cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=1018|
The paper examines the appropriate domain of the Welfare State by exploring the areas in which free enterprise fails to provide adequate welfare state services. The paper outlines a simple coherent strategy for formulating government welfare state policy by identifying the relevant market failures, government failures, and implementation costs. Two proposals for reform of the Welfare State are outlined.