Recent Trends in the Size and Growth of Government in OECD Countries Saunders, Peter en_US 2021-11-25T12:33:12Z 2021-11-25T12:33:12Z 1992 en_US
dc.description.abstract Developments in the size of government in GECD nations over the last two decades have differed markedly from 'the generally steady rise in the relative size of the government sector during the 1950s and 1960s. This paper discusses the nature and limitations of measures of the size of government before proceeding to examine trends in the size of government in GECD nations through the 1970s and 1980s. After examining aggregate trends, the paper turns to looking at how the structure of government has changed. The findings for different nations are compared and contrasted and the patterns and trends related to social, economic and political factors. The analysis reveals that overall differences in government outlays between countries can largely be explained by differences in the level of spending on transfer payments. en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 0733403026 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1447-8978 en_US
dc.language English
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries SPRC Discussion Paper en_US
dc.rights CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 en_US
dc.rights.uri en_US
dc.source Legacy MARC en_US
dc.subject.other Government en_US
dc.subject.other OECD countries en_US
dc.title Recent Trends in the Size and Growth of Government in OECD Countries en_US
dc.type Working Paper en
dcterms.accessRights open access
dspace.entity.type Publication en_US
unsw.identifier.doi Sydney en_US
unsw.relation.faculty Arts Design & Architecture
unsw.relation.ispartofworkingpapernumber 34 en_US
unsw.relation.originalPublicationAffiliation Saunders, Peter, Social Policy Research Centre, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, UNSW en_US Social Policy Research Centre *
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