Public/private mix in service provisions


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In the European Union (unlike in the US, but also many of the newly emerging major economies), provision of some of the key services that are at the centre of the project (higher education, social services, health care) is overwhelmingly financed by the public purse. There is, therefore, a permanent tension between the interest in job creation in such sectors and the imperative to achieve sustainability of the public finance. Given the fact that the crisis added hefty burden to public finance, the issues are becoming ever more urgent.

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Roskilde University (RU)

Publications in this research area


Policy briefs
02/14/2013

The aim of Work Package 7 is to explore patterns of employment in social services and the public sector in different EU member states in the broader context of labour market and welfare state...

Special Reports
03/14/2012

The database covers three areas of information: Financing social services: revenues/resources available and expenditure on socialservices;Employment in social services: the level and structure of...

State of the art reports
11/30/2011

Work Package 7 aims to explore patterns of employment in social services and the public sector in different EU member states in the broader context of labour market and welfare state development....