The Birth and Growth of the Social-insurance State: Explaining Old-age and Medical Insurance across Countries

@inproceedings{COUNTRIES2001TheBA,
  title={The Birth and Growth of the Social-insurance State: Explaining Old-age and Medical Insurance across Countries},
  author={ACROSS COUNTRIES and David M. Cutler and Richard R. Johnson},
  year={2001}
}
We seek to explain why countries have adopted national Old-Age Insurance and Health Insurance programs. Theoretical work has posited several factors that could lead to this adoption: the strain from expanding capitalism; the need for political legitimacy; the desire to transfer to similar people; increased wealth; and the outcome of leviathan government. We… CONTINUE READING