Voting on pensions: sex and marriage

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Pestieau, Pierre; Leroux, Marie Louise; Racionero, Maria del Mar;
  • Subject: social security, differential longevity, majority voting, individualization of pension rights | differential longevity | individualization of pension rights | social security | majority voting | : Systèmes économiques & économie publique [Sciences économiques & de gestion] | : Economic systems & public economics [Business & economic sciences]
    • jel: jel:H55 | jel:D78 | jel:D72

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 character... View more
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