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The effect of economic globalization on compensatory and social investment policies compared: a multi-level analysis of oecd countries


Busemeyer, Marius R; Garritzmann, Julian L (2017). The effect of economic globalization on compensatory and social investment policies compared: a multi-level analysis of oecd countries. DaWS. Working Paper Series 2, Danish Centre for Welfare Studies - University of Southern Denmark.

Abstract

The debate on effects of economic globalization on welfare states is extensive. A prominent hypothesis is that generous welfare policies buffer the negative externalities of globalization, but recent empirical evidence confirms a negative association between globalization and public social spending. Attempting to reconcile these conflicting findings, we broaden the perspective by investigating not only the impact of globalization on traditional compensatory social policies (e.g., unemployment benefits) but also on future-oriented social investments (e.g., education). We argue that instead of demanding compensation for globalization-induced job-loss ex post, people try avoiding unemployment ex ante by demanding increased skill-investments. We find a positive association between globalization and individual-level demand for public spending on education, but not for unemployment. Nevertheless, we show that this demand is not translated into policy output. Thus, a potential mismatch between popular demand for and supply of welfare is revealed, which challenges conventional wisdom in the policy responsiveness literature.

Abstract

The debate on effects of economic globalization on welfare states is extensive. A prominent hypothesis is that generous welfare policies buffer the negative externalities of globalization, but recent empirical evidence confirms a negative association between globalization and public social spending. Attempting to reconcile these conflicting findings, we broaden the perspective by investigating not only the impact of globalization on traditional compensatory social policies (e.g., unemployment benefits) but also on future-oriented social investments (e.g., education). We argue that instead of demanding compensation for globalization-induced job-loss ex post, people try avoiding unemployment ex ante by demanding increased skill-investments. We find a positive association between globalization and individual-level demand for public spending on education, but not for unemployment. Nevertheless, we show that this demand is not translated into policy output. Thus, a potential mismatch between popular demand for and supply of welfare is revealed, which challenges conventional wisdom in the policy responsiveness literature.

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Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Political Science
Dewey Decimal Classification:320 Political science
Uncontrolled Keywords:Globalization, welfare state, compensation, social investment, education, attitudes, public opinion, policy-output
Language:English
Date:2017
Deposited On:29 Nov 2017 15:26
Last Modified:29 Jul 2018 06:40
Series Name:DaWS. Working Paper Series
Number of Pages:29
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:https://www.sdu.dk/-/media/files/om_sdu/centre/cws/daws/daws+wp2017_2+busemeyer+and+garritzmann+globalization+compensation+and+social+investment.pdf?la=en&hash=65E814E4EEEBC88C179626B684A7A62546F4655A
Related URLs:https://www.sdu.dk/en/om_sdu/institutter_centre/c_velfaerd/publications/workingpapers (Organisation)

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