Series: IMF Working Papers
Author(s): Xavier Sala-i-Martin
Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
Publication Date: 01 April 1996
Keywords: Social Safety Nets, Public Welfare, Economic Growth, Transfers, Productive Public Spending, criminal behavior, amount of crime, social security
This paper analyses the role of social safety nets in the form of redistributional transfers and wage subsidies. It is argued that public welfare programs can be viewed as a crime-preventing or disruption-preventin...