Working Paper

Deficiencies in the Development of an Estonian Welfare State


  • Schrader
  • K.
  • Laaser
  • C.-F.
  • Reiljan
  • J.
Publication Date

Estonia has hardly succeeded in catching-up economically with the richer countries of the euro area. Correspondingly, the level of social security is rather limited. In this paper the authors raise the question what the causes of the sluggish catching-up process are, and which opportunities Estonian economic policy has in order to close the wealth gap.


JEL Classification
F43, H55, O52

Key Words

  • Catching-up
  • economic development
  • Economic Structures
  • Estonia
  • Reforms
  • structural change