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Danish Center for Welfare Studies

POV International: "Velfærdsstaten er mere sparegris end Robin Hood"

In POV International Marlene Jørgensen writes about a new PLOS ONE study by DaWS researchers. SDU Professor Pieter Vanhuysse, together with researchers Márton Medgyesi and Robert Gal analysed the distribution of social benefits and taxes across socio-economic status and age groups. The results show that welfare perform relatively well in smoothing income over the lifecycle, as they mainly distributed across age groups.

Find the news article here (in Danish)

Find the paper here (open access)