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The Aging Population and the Size of the Welfare State

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  • Razin, A.
  • Sadka, E.
  • Swagel, P.

This paper develops an overlapping generations model of Social Security and human capital formation in which - somewhat against the conventional wisdom - an increase in the dependency ratio can lead to a reduced tax burden or less generous social transfers. A higher dependency ratio resulting from the aging of the population therefore reduces the extent of redistribution.

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Paper provided by Tel Aviv in its series Papers with number 2000-23.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 2000
Handle: RePEc:fth:teavfo:2000-23
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