Social Security and Democracy

  title={Social Security and Democracy},
  author={Casey B. Mulligan and Ricard Gil and X Sala-i-martin},
  journal={The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy},
Abstract Using some new international data sets to produce both across-country econometric estimates as well as case studies of South American and southern European countries, we find that Social Security policies vary according to economic and demographic factors but that very different political histories can result in the same Social Security policy. We find weak partial correlation between democracy and the size of Social Security budgets, on how those budgets are allocated, or how economic… CONTINUE READING

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