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Voting on pensions: Sex and marriage

Marie-Louise , Leroux; Pestieau, Pierre; Racionero, Maria


Existing political economy models of pensions focus on age and productivity. In this paper we incorporate two additional individual characteristics: sex and marital status. We ignore the role of age, by assuming that people vote at the start of their life, and characterize the preferred rate of taxation that finances a Beveridgean pension scheme when individuals differ in wage, sex and marital status. We allow for two types of couples: one-breadwinner and two-breadwinner couples. Marriage pools...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Political Economy
DOI: 10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2010.10.001


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