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Title:Financing social security: Simulating different welfare state systems for Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Dieckhoener, Caroline
Peichl, Andreas
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:EUROMOD Working Paper EM3/09
Abstract:In Germany, there is an ongoing debate about how to increase the efficiency of the social security system and especially its financing. The aim of this paper is to simulate different financing systems for Germany. The introduction of a Liberal British or the Southern Greek financing system increases inequality and poverty, as well as labour supply incentives. The introduction of the Social-democratic Danish financing system decreases inequality of incomes, but does not necessarily lead to less poverty. Tax payments are extremely high, whereas social contribution payments are relatively low leading to mixed incentives effects.
Subjects:Social Security
Welfare States
comparative analysis
EUROMOD
JEL:C81
D31
H24
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:EUROMOD Working Paper Series, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

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