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Spain is experiencing a period of intense social crisis

Blog post from London School of Economics & Political Science
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  • Hv Social Pathology. Social And Public Welfare. Criminology
  • Jn Political Institutions (Europe)
  • Economics


The eurozone crisis has badly affected the Spanish economy, leading to rising unemployment and large cuts in public spending. Vicente Navarro writes that the crisis has now progressed into a frontal attack against the Spanish welfare state: already the smallest (in terms of spending as a percentage of GDP) among the EU-15 countries. The underfunded and under-resourced nature of Spain’s welfare state is leading to an acute social crisis within the country, disproportionately affecting poorer citizens.

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