nep-ias New Economics Papers
on Insurance Economics
Issue of 2005‒04‒09
two papers chosen by
Soumitra K Mallick
Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Bussiness Management

  1. Rethinking Social Insurance By Martin Feldstein
  2. The limits on the Design of Long-Term Care Insurance Schemes in Spain stas By Joan Costa-Fonta; Montserrat Font-Vilalta

  1. By: Martin Feldstein
    Abstract: This paper begins by discussing the nature of and rationale for social insurance programs. I then consider three political principles and four economic principles that could guide the design and reform of social insurance programs. These ideas are then applied to unemployment insurance, Social Security pensions, health insurance and Medicare. A common theme is the advantage of incorporating investment based personal accounts in each of these programs.
    JEL: H5
    Date: 2005–04
  2. By: Joan Costa-Fonta; Montserrat Font-Vilalta

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