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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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  • Kunze, Lars, 2012. "Funded social security and economic growth," Economics Letters, Elsevier, vol. 115(2), pages 180-183.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:115:y:2012:i:2:p:180-183
    DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2011.11.032
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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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    Keywords

    Funded social security; Growth; Family altruism;

    JEL classification:

    • D9 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics
    • H3 - Public Economics - - Fiscal Policies and Behavior of Economic Agents
    • I2 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education
    • O4 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity

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