Financing Social Security in Agriculture: The Case of the Farmers' Old Age Pension Scheme in the Federal Republic of Germany
AbstractThe Federal Republic of Germany has a special insurance system for the agricultural population. It comprises old age insurance, health insurance, and accident insurance. The article begins by discussing the financial and distributive effects of this system, which needs to be reformed because federal subsidies are being used in a way that can no longer be justified politically. The results of the analysis show why they should be withdrawn from the farmers' social security scheme and used instead for structural adjustment policies and to temporarily subsidize income. Copyright 1991 by Oxford University Press.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Foundation for the European Review of Agricultural Economics in its journal European Review of Agricultural Economics.
Volume (Year): 18 (1991)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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