The GAK Foundation (Industrial Insurance Administration Office) has awarded a 2.6 million euro subsidy to the economists Goudswaard and Caminada, and social affairs lawyer Heerma van Voss from Leiden's Law Faculty, for the research project "Reforming Social Security". The GAK Foundation initiates and supports innovative projects in the field of social security.
Program coordinators, researchers and publications
Leiden Budget Incidence Fiscal Redistribution Database (2011), assembled by Chen Wang and Koen Caminada (Version 1, August 2011), presents the disentanglement of income inequality and the redistributive effect of social transfers and taxes in 36 LIS countries for the period 1970-2006 (Waves I – Wave VI of LIS ). This database refines, updates, and extends the Fiscal Redistribution Data Set of LIS.
The unemployment replacement rate data set, assembled by Olaf Van Vliet & Koen Caminada (version 1, January 2012), provides data on unemployment benefit schemes in 34 welfare states from the 1970s until 2009. The current data set includes all 27 member states of the European Union and 7 non-EU OECD countries.
Workshops are being held regularly as part of the research programme.
There is no vacancy at this moment.
How to contact the research team.