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The Italian Social Protection System
			: The Poverty of Welfare

The Italian Social Protection System : The Poverty of Welfare »

Volume/Issue: 1998/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Massimo Rostagno , and Francesca Utili

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849561.001

ISBN: 9781451849561

Keywords: Social protection, vertical and horizontal efficiency, means-testing formula, pensions, pension, disability, disability pensions, minimum income

Italy’s system of social protection has come under criticism for being fragmented and excessively skewed toward pensioners and “insiders.” After setting up a consolidated presentation of the so...

The Political Economy of Redistributive Social Security

The Political Economy of Redistributive Social Security »

Volume/Issue: 1999/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pierre Pestieau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451859096.001

ISBN: 9781451859096

Keywords: majority voting, entitlements, aging, tax rate, pension, entitlement, private saving

Population aging puts significant pressure on social security systems that are based mainly on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) formula and determined by the political process in which both retirees and future retirees parti...

The Political Economy of Redistributive Social Security

The Political Economy of Redistributive Social Security »

Source: The Political Economy of Redistributive Social Security

Volume/Issue: 1999/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pierre Pestieau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1999

ISBN: 9781451859096

Keywords: majority voting, entitlements, aging, tax rate, pension, entitlement, private saving

Population aging puts significant pressure on social security systems that are based mainly on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) formula and determined by the political process in which both retirees and future retirees parti...