Estimating the small area effects of austerity measures in the UK


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© Gijs Dekkers, Marcia Keegan, Cathal O’Donoghue and the contributors 2014. The major distributional effect is caused by gender neutral financing and benefits in combination with considerably higher life expectancy for women than for men. These important characteristics are not much affected by the reform of the public pension system in Norway that started to be implemented from 2011. A traditional approach to analysing distributional aspects of tax and pension systems is to calculate taxes paid and benefits received for persons with different characteristics. In analysing gender aspects of the Norwegian pension system people use the dynamic microsimulation model MOSART documented in Fredriksen. In this model, projections for demographic development and labour supply are combined with different rules for accumulation of pension entitlements, an actuarial design and adjustments for increasing life expectancy. In addition to the direct effects from the reform of the Norwegian public pension system, plausible labour supply assumptions are implemented exogenously in the model.

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Cited Authors

  • Anderson, B; De Agostini, P; Lawson, T

Published Date

  • January 1, 2016

Book Title

  • New Pathways in Microsimulation

Start / End Page

  • 11 - 27

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9781409469315

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.4324/9781315598024-2

Citation Source

  • Scopus