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dc.contributor.authorHagist, Christianen_US
dc.contributor.authorKlusen, Norberten_US
dc.contributor.authorPlate, Andreasen_US
dc.contributor.authorRaffelhüschen, Bernden_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-20en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-28T14:01:16Z-
dc.date.available2011-06-28T14:01:16Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/46212-
dc.description.abstractDuring the next decades the populations of most developed countries will grow older as a result of the low level of birth rates since the 1970s and/or the continuously increasing life expectancy. We show within a Generational Accounting framework how unsustainable the public finances of France, Germany, Switzerland and the U.S. are, given their demographic developments. Thereby, our focus lies on social health insurance systems which are in addition affected by the medical-technical progress. Due to the cost-increasing effect of the medical-technical progress one can justifiably say that social health insurance schemes are the major drivers behind unsustainable fiscal policies.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aForschungszentrum Generationenverträge |cFreiburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aDiskussionsbeiträge / Forschungszentrum Generationenverträge der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg |x1en_US
dc.subject.jelH51en_US
dc.subject.jelI11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleSocial health insurance: The major driver of unsustainable fiscal policy?en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn662495292en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fzgdps:1-

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