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000029409 100__ $$aGalasso, Vincenzo$$uCenter for Economic and Political Research on Aging (CEPRA), Facoltà di scienze economiche, Università della Svizzera italiana, Svizzera
000029409 245__ $$9eng$$aWhen the state mirrors the family$$bthe design of pension systems
000029409 269__ $$c2012
000029409 300__ $$a41 p.
000029409 520__ $$9eng$$aWe study how the prevailing internal organization of the family affected  the initial design of pension systems. Our theoretical framework predicts  that, in society with weak family ties, pensions systems were  introduced to act as a safety net, while in societies with strong ties they  replicate the tight link between generations by providing generous  benefits. Using a historical classification of family ties, we show that in  societies dominated by (weak ties) absolute nuclear families (f.i. Anglo- Saxon countries), safety net pension systems emerged; and viceversa  in societies dominated by strong families. These results are robust to  controlling for alternative legal, religious, and political explanations.  Evidence on individual data confirm these findings: US citizens whose  ancestors came from countries featuring strong ties (communitarian or  egalitarian nuclear) families prefer to rely on the government as a  provider of old age security through generous retirement benefits.
000029409 695__ $$9eng$$aCulture ; family ties ; pension design
000029409 700__ $$aProfeta, Paola$$uEconpubblica and Dondena, Università Bocconi, Milano, Italia
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000029409 918__ $$aFacoltà di scienze economiche$$bVia Giuseppe Buffi 13, CH-6904 Lugano
000029409 919__ $$aUniversità della Svizzera italiana$$bLugano$$ddoc.support@rero.ch
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