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How a Pay-As-You-Go Pension System Can Lead To a Pareto Improvement in an OLG Model with Endogenous Fertility

  • Peter J. Stauvermann

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    (Changwon National University, Department of Economics, Republic of Korea)

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    Mostly, all developed countries have the problem that the total fertility rate is below its sustainable level. Therefore, all these countries face economic problems caused by a demographic change. In this paper, we show that given certain conditions a pay-as-you-go pension system where the pension depends only on the number of own children leads to a Pareto improvement and to an increase of the total fertility rate. To show this we use an Overlapping Generation model with endogenous fertility in a small open economy.

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    Volume (Year): 3 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 1 (June)
    Pages: 61-69

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