In many western countries with slow economic growth and population growth the increasing cost of the social security system is a concern. The contributions in this volume address this issue from various angles, theoretically as well as empirically and also taking into account institutional conditions. This book discusses current social security policy issues and related research from a number of western countries. Papers include the following subjects: - Recent policy changes in the UK and the Federal Public of Germany - Distributional effects of social security - Public choice models of social security - Economic incentive effects of unemployment insurance and occupational pensions - The macroeconomic effects of the growth of benefits and their financing

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction and Summary (B. Gustafsson, N.A. Klevmarken). Social Change and the Development of the Financial Situation of the Social Security System in the Federal Republic of Germany (H.-J. Krupp). Voting Models of Social Security Determination (R. Boadway, D. Wildasin). Redistribution Effects of Social Policy in a Lifetime Analytical Framework (A.-C. Ståhlberg). The Annuity Value of Social Security (M.D. Hurd). Conversion Policies for Public Pension Plans in a Small Open Economy (H.A.A. Verbon). On the Stability of the Social Security System (B.M.S. Van Praag, R.H. Oostendorp). A Macroeconomic Analysis of Employer-Contribution Financed Social Security (E.E. Palmer, M. Palme). Unemployment Benefits and the Labor Market, A Micro/Macro Approach (P. ten Hacken, A. Kapteyn, I. Woittiez). Effects of Extended Unemployment Compensation in Sweden (A. Björklund, B. Holmlund). Is Abuse a Problem in Social Insurance? (K. Lantto). Contractually Determined Insurance Schemes for Manual Workers (P.G. Edebalk, E. Wadensjö). Public and Private Partnerships in Social Security: Recent UK Policy (J. Creedy, R. Disney). Index.


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