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The Political Economy of Social Security

1st Edition, Volume 179 - January 1, 1989

Editors: B.A. Gustafsson, N.A. Klevmarken

Language: English
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 1 - 4 8 3 2 - 9 0 6 4 - 5

In many western countries with slow economic growth and population growth the increasing cost of the social security system is a concern. The contributions in this volume address… Read more

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In many western countries with slow economic growth and population growth the increasing cost of the social security system is a concern. The contributions in this volume address this issue from various angles, theoretically as well as empirically and also taking into account institutional conditions.

This book discusses current social security policy issues and related research from a number of western countries. Papers include the following subjects:
- Recent policy changes in the UK and the Federal Public of Germany
- Distributional effects of social security
- Public choice models of social security
- Economic incentive effects of unemployment insurance and occupational
pensions
- The macroeconomic effects of the growth of benefits and their financing