European schemes of social assistance in the enlarged European Union. A theoretical and empirical analysis of the statutory and institutional settings of the European schemes of social assistance with special consideration to the Eastern European countries

This project analyses the distributive impacts of the statutory and institutional settings of European schemes of social assistance focusing on an empirical investigation of the European Union of 25 member states. Therefore, the European schemes of social assistance are classified according to their level and statutory settings and degree of centralisation, respectively. Then the distributive impacts of the European schemes are analysed empirically. Finally, based on the results, the schemes are evaluated according to their performance, effectiveness and efficiency.

Client

Hans-Böckler-Stiftung , Düsseldorf , DE

Project duration

01.04.2007 - 30.06.2009

Contact
Project members

Prof. Dr. Friedrich Heinemann (Coordinator)
Philipp Mohl

Cooperation partner

Margit Kraus, Calculus Consult