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Title: The Welfare State and the demographic dividend: A cross-country comparison
Author: Abío, Gemma
Patxot, Concepció
Sánchez-Romero, Miguel
Souto Nieves, Guadalupe
Keywords: Estat del benestar
Envelliment de la població
Welfare State
Population aging
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Facultat d'Economia i Empresa
Abstract: The sustainability of the welfare state is in doubt in many developed countries due to drastic population ageing. The extent of the problem and the margin for reforms depend - among other factors - on the size of the ageing process and the size of the public transfer system. The latter has a crucial impact on the extent to which the first demographic dividend previous to the ageing process turns into a second demographic dividend. The contribution of the different factors driving the demographic dividend is, ultimately, an empirical question. In this paper we contribute to the debate, exploding the cross-country comparison potentialities of the National Transfer Accounts (NTA) database. In particular, we introduce different configurations of the welfare state transfers – Sweden, United States and Spain - into a realistic demography Overlapping Generations, OLG, model and simulate its effects on the second demographic dividend.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://www.ub.edu/ubeconomics/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/332WEB.pdf
It is part of: UB Economics – Working Papers, 2015, E15/332
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/68833
ISSN: 1136-8365
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