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dc.contributor.authorDang, Thai-Thanhen_US
dc.contributor.authorImmervoll, Herwigen_US
dc.contributor.authorMantovani, Danielaen_US
dc.contributor.authorOrsini, Kristianen_US
dc.contributor.authorSutherland, Hollyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-12-14en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:54:15Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:54:15Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/34064-
dc.description.abstractThis paper quantifies the economic well-being of different age groups and the extent of their reliance on incomes from public and private sources. The aim is to establish how social benefits, and the taxes needed to finance them, affect income levels and disparities across different age groups. Results are compared across nine OECD countries using household micro-data and microsimulation models to illustrate the influence of market income patterns, household structures and social protection measures on the income distribution among and between different age groups. We use information from the late 1990s to establish a distributional baseline that refers to an early phase of the projected increase in dependency ratios and also pre-dates some of the major reforms that are introduced to address these. Results even for this period show that social protection was already largely old-age protection, with those aged 65 and over typically receiving almost three times the (net) cash transfers of the average person. In most countries, the incidence of low incomes was nevertheless higher among old-age individuals than for the population as a whole. We argue, however, that the cross-country evidence suggests some scope for re-balancing social protection spending without necessarily compromising distributional objectives.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 2173en_US
dc.subject.jelC81en_US
dc.subject.jelD31en_US
dc.subject.jelH22en_US
dc.subject.jelH55en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordinequalityen_US
dc.subject.keywordpovertyen_US
dc.subject.keywordsocial protectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordageingen_US
dc.subject.keyworddemographicsen_US
dc.subject.keywordmicrosimulationen_US
dc.subject.stwAlte Menschenen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwItalienen_US
dc.subject.stwAlterssicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.subject.stwFinnlanden_US
dc.subject.stwFrankreichen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwLuxemburgen_US
dc.subject.stwNorwegenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.subject.stwGro├čbritannienen_US
dc.subject.stwUSAen_US
dc.titleAn age perspective on economic well-being and social protection in nine OECD countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn513828648en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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