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REASER :: Volume 16, ISSUE 2/2018::

1Raluca NiculaeCoverSee more1-2
2EditorsTable of contentsSee more3
3EditorsForewordSee more4
4Antonelli, Maria Alessandra, De Bonis, Valeria More is better with good institutions: evidence from European public social spending European welfare states are characterized by a different amount of resources devoted to social policies, despite an ongoing convergence of national policies. The Public Choice literature and some empirical analysis on the efficiency of the public sector point out that higher levels of government spending are often related to greater inefficiencies. Can this relationship be considered general? What does it emerge from the empirical analysis of social spending in European countries? We use two indicators to assess the relative effectiveness and efficiency of European welfare policies: the first one is a composite indicator representing the performance of the national social policies and summarizing the outputs achieved in all sectors of social protection (family, health, labour market, elderly, disabled, unemployment, and inequality). The second indicator is an efficiency index calculated as the ratio of net social per capita expenditure to the performance index. The analysis shows that the variability of the efficiency across welfare systems cannot be explained only by the amount of resources devoted to social policies. Contrary to previous evidence, we document that higher efficiency characterizes countries with higher social expenditure levels. As a further step of the analysis, we investigate the role of the institutional environment on the efficiency of social spending. We show that, in addition to socio-economic variables (GDP and education), institutional variables - such as accountability and honesty of public officials - have highly significant effects on the efficiency of the policies.
KEYWORDS: social policies, European welfare policies, social public expenditure, efficiency, institutional framework, accountability
5Ahmad, H, AlAssaf, Abas Salem RawashdehAdministrative and organizational obstacles of development in the Jordanian ministries and their impact on administering and developing human resources: analytical study for the opinions of supervisorSee more13-25
6Bunduc, Nicoleta#Saniting, the power of the communities on your way back to emotional balanceSee more26-32
7Kristina DabovicBranding Podgorica, MontenegroSee more33-55
8Demian, Florina-Loredana, Rebeleanu, AdinaThe desirability of social entrepreneurship in the formation of social workers. Entrepreneurs and social workers - agents of changeSee more56-67
9Jelena ObradovicResearch on cheese in Montenegro - a livestock countrySee more68-83
10Raikhan Sutbayeva, Aliev Urak Zholmurzaevich, Dababrata ChowdhurySocial protection and circumstances of the population in the Republic of KazakhstanSee more84-92
11Razzak, BM, Ali Akkas and Dababrata ChowdhuryWorking Life and Job Satisfaction amongst Teachers: An Empirical Study of Public Universities in BangladeshSee more93-108
12Dimitriu, AndaBook Review- The role of language and symbols in promotional strategies and marketing schemes. Eds. Manuela Epure Lorena Clara Mihaes, IGI Global, 2018See more109-111

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