Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161483
Authors: 
Egger, Peter
Radulescu, Doina Maria
Strecker, Nora
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
WIDER Working Paper 2016/99
Abstract: 
This paper undertakes an empirical analysis of the adoption of various components of social security systems as well as contribution rates. Apart from economic determinants of the adoption, the empirical analysis features determinants relating to countries' political systems and contagion. We analyse to which extent a country's integration into the international network of economic and political cooperation, the similarity of political systems, and economic interdependence facilitate the adoption of social security system components between economies. We study the heterogeneous responses of high and middle to low income economies to country-specific as well as foreign countries' fundamentals.
Subjects: 
social security systems
taxation
international comparisons
panel data analysis
principal component analysis
JEL: 
H55
H2
C22
F42
ISBN: 
978-92-9256-143-7
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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