Assessing the Wellbeing of the Spanish Elderly
AbstractIn this paper we use a variety of data sources, both micro and macro, time series, cross section, and panel data to provide an empirical evaluation of the current level of economic wellbeing of the Spanish elderly, and of its determinants. We focus, in particular on the role played by the pension system and its generosity in terms of minimum pension supplements and non-contributive pensions. In an IV context, we find that actual Social Security benefits contribute substantially to explain income and consumption poverty levels and trends of low income and consumption percentiles. Thus we offer support to previous evidence for Spain emphasizing the role of minimum benefit policies.
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- Michele Boldrin & Sergi Jiménez-Martín, 2006. "Assessing the wellbeing of the Spanish elderly," Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra 939, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
- I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
- H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
- J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
- J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2005-09-02 (All new papers)
- NEP-EEC-2005-09-02 (European Economics)
- NEP-LTV-2005-09-02 (Unemployment, Inequality & Poverty)
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