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Living Standards in an Aging Germany: The Benefits of Reforms and the Costs of Resistance

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  • Börsch-Supan Axel

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    (Ph.D., MEA, University of Mannheim, 68131 Mannheim, Germany)

  • Ludwig Alexander

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    (Ludwig, MEA, University of Mannheim, 68131 Mannheim, Germany)

The extent of the demographic change in Europe and especially Germany is dramatic and will deeply affect future labor, financial and goods markets. The expected strain on public budgets and especially social security has received prominent attention, but aging poses many other economic challenges that threaten growth and living standards if they remain unaddressed.

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Volume (Year): 229 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2-3 (April)
Pages: 163-179

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