The Extent of Welfare Dependency in Switzerland

  • Ralph Segalman
  • David Marsland
Part of the Studies in Social Revaluation book series (STSR)


We have described the formal and informal constraints on the welfarisation process in Switzerland. Are these constraints effective in limiting welfare dependency? It is important to note that welfare experience over decades indicates that the optimum outcome is achieved by making welfare available adequately for those unable to help themselves, while also controlling it carefully to avoid interference with the labour market.


Unemployment Compensation Welfare Dependency Informal Constraint Welfare Experience Welfare Caseload 
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© Ralph Segalman and David Marsland 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ralph Segalman
    • 1
  • David Marsland
    • 2
  1. 1.California State University, NorthridgeUSA
  2. 2.Brunel UniversityUK

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