Kiel Working Papers, Kiel Institute for World Economics
Germany's Social Security System under Strain
Abstract: Germany'ís social security system is surveyed, its
benefits and contributions are discussed. The expansion of this system in
the last decades is described, its impact on employment and growth is
studied and proposals for the reform of the system are discussed.
Keywords: Social security system; welfare state; health; unemployment and old age insurance; policy reform; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: H5; I18; I3; J26; (follow links to similar papers)
64 pages, March 2003
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