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Funded social security and economic growth

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  • Kunze, Lars

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This paper investigates the relationship between economic growth and a fully funded social security system in an overlapping generations model with family altruism. It is shown that funded social security may harm growth if there are operative bequests within the family.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 115 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 180-183

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:2:p:180-183

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Keywords: Funded social security; Growth; Family altruism;

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  1. Kunze, Lars, 2014. "Life expectancy and economic growth," Journal of Macroeconomics, Elsevier, vol. 39(PA), pages 54-65.

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