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On the political economy of social security and public education

  • Panu Poutvaara

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This paper proposes and analyzes a model of a “European economy” with three overlapping generations, redistributive social security, and public universities without tuition. Individuals differ ex ante. The effect of wage tax rate on occupational choice and the voting equilibrium of wage tax rate and educational investments are analyzed both under full certainty and with income risks facing the educated and the uneducated.

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Article provided by Springer & European Society for Population Economics in its journal Journal of Population Economics.

Volume (Year): 19 (2006)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 345-365

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Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:19:y:2006:i:2:p:345-365
DOI: 10.1007/s00148-006-0063-1
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