Welfare

In Europe, too, equality starts at the kindergarten  in depth

Friday 17 November 2017 | Xavier Molénat
| Alternatives Economiques

Crèche or grandparents? Forms of daycare vary between countries, with major implications for equality.


Social expenditure (OECD)

Sunday 27 January 2019 | Alternatives Economiques

The OECD has just published a new report on the level of social expenditure. 


2008 crisis is still affecting social programs 

Tuesday 08 January 2019 | Zoé Durand
| VoxEurop

Since 2007, spending on social programs within the EU has shown large contrasts, particularly between East and West. Repercussions of the 2008 crisis are clearly visible, as are policy changes in some countries.


Life expectancy after retirement: a very unbalanced Europe 

Friday 09 November 2018 | Roxana Torre
| VoxEurop

Looking at life expectancy in European countries combined with retirement age, we see stark differences: Austrian women and Maltese men enjoy the longest retirement, while in Bulgaria this period is almost 10 years shorter for both women and men.


Brexit causes flight of European health workers from the NHS 

Tuesday 29 May 2018 | Carmen Aguilar
| VoxEurop

A growing number of EU nationals working in the National Health Service are leaving England as a consequence of the referendum on British membership in the EU.


Pension schemes (OECD)

Sunday 14 January 2018 | Alternatives Economiques

Every two years, the OECD publishes a very thorough report on pension schemes in OECD and G20 countries.


Structural investment funds (European Commission)

Sunday 15 October 2017 | OBC Transeuropa

Data on the programmes supported by the European Structural Investment Funds and their implementation


Economy recovery is increasing social justice 

Monday 27 November 2017 | Sergio Cebrián
| VoxEurop

A large majority of European countries has improved poverty prevention and access to labor markets


Stagnations and wide discrepancies 

Wednesday 03 January 2018 | Sergio Cebrián
| VoxEurop

Spending on social security in EU countries has seen a very slight increase since 2010, as the latest Eurostat study shows.