Belgium : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

February 27, 2004

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Belgium has effected a remarkable fiscal adjustment, best illustrated by the decline in its public debt. While benefiting from an appreciable decline in interest rates, most of the underlying consolidation reflected a considerable increase in the tax burden, one of the highest in the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. This paper analyzes the social transfer system in Belgium. Belgium has a very accessible and equitable health care system. The system is characterized by high input levels and service volumes.

Series:

Country Report No. 04/48

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 27, 2004

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451803198/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BELEA0022004

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

58

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