Positive Arithmetic of the Welfare State
AbstractThis paper argues that social security enjoys wider political support than other welfare programs because: (i) retirees constitute the most homogeneous voting group, and (ii) the intragenerational redistribution component of social security induces low-income young to support this system.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by European University Institute in its series Economics Working Papers with number eco2000/23.
Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: 2000
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SOCIAL SECURITY ; INCOME ; DISTRIBUTION;
Other versions of this item:
- H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
- D72 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Lobbying, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
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