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Social Reform
(347 words)

[German Version]

By social reform, we mean the reform of the existing social security system in general. The need for such a reform in the Federal Republic of Germany is clear for several reasons. Expenditures related to social policy, more than half of all government spending, consumes the lion’s share of all public spending. In the year 2000, the statutory social security system alone cost 416 billion euros. At present the total “social budget,” which includes government spending occasioned by distributional policy (such as social welfare and unemployment assistance), amounts…

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Bayer, Stefan, “Social Reform”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_124915>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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