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Title
Silent elements of policy change : inflation and uprating mechanisms in the low countries
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Abstract
Policy responses to the inflation crisis in Belgium and the Netherlands show great similarities but also significant differences. In both countries responses were quick and substantial. Measures covered prices more than household incomes while universal, not earmarked measures exceeded selective interventions. However, there were also major differences between the two countries. Because Belgium, unlike the Netherlands, could fall back on the mechanism of automatic indexation of wages and social benefits; it relied more on existing universal policy instruments while in the Netherlands more targeted ad hoc measures were taken which also allowed for innovation in policy making. These different policy paths have their origins in the 1980s when policy models began to diverge and different legacies emerged.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Social policy and society. - Cambridge, 2002, currens
Publication
Cambridge : Cambridge univ press , 2024
ISSN
1474-7464 [print]
1475-3073 [online]
DOI
10.1017/S1474746424000125
Volume/pages
(2024) , 20 p.
ISI
001201142200001
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Creation 02.05.2024
Last edited 08.05.2024
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