Germany's Social Security System under Strain
AbstractGermany'’s social security system is surveyed, its benefits and contributions are discussed. The expansion of this system in the last decades is described, its impact on employment and growth is studied and proposals for the reform of the system are discussed.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Kiel Institute for the World Economy in its series Kiel Working Papers with number 1155.
Length: 64 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2003
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Social security system; welfare state; health; unemployment and old age insurance; policy reform;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- H5 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies
- I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
- I3 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty
- J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
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- NEP-ALL-2004-04-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-EDU-2004-04-04 (Education)
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