Gospodarcze znaczenie państwowych systemów zabezpieczenia społecznego w kapitalizmie - przegląd i ocena poglądów
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All highly industrialized capitalist countries have at present more or less, but in most cases quite well, developed state systems of social security. In majority of these countries they absorb over 30 per cent of the national income. While accomplishing its main tasks of the social-welfare type they exert, nonetheless, a definite influence on the economic management process. The article contains a review of different views confirming a positive impact of the state social security systems on the capitalist economy, and their economic usefulness. The author is also making an attempt at their evaluation on the basis on an earlier performed and deeper analysis of the economic aspects of functioning of the West German social security system. The final conclusion is that the presented views may be treated as right in most cases as majority of activities within the scope of the state social security systems in capitalism exerts a positive impact on the economic growth process and contribute to weakening of cyclic instability in the capitalist economy.