Population Aging and Long-Term Fiscal Sustainability in Austria

 
Author/Editor: Eskesen, Leif Lybecker
 
Publication Date: December 01, 2002
 
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Summary: Austria faces significant population aging. This will increase public spending on pensions, health care, and long-term care, while tax and social security revenues will fall. This paper analyzes the fiscal burden facing Austria due to aging and the policy steps necessary to address it. The paper finds that Austria is not well prepared to meet the fiscal burden of aging and that fiscal sustainability is threatened, even under fairly optimistic assumptions about the effects of recent pension and labor market reforms. Consequently, to ensure long-term sustainability, pension reform must go further and other saving measures might also be necessary.
 
Series: Working Paper No. 02/216
Subject(s): Aging | Austria | Pensions | Health care | Public finance

Author's Keyword(s): Population Aging | Pensions | Health Care | Fiscal Policy | Public Finance Sustainability
 
English
Publication Date: December 01, 2002
ISBN/ISSN: 1934-7073 Format: Paper
Stock No: WPIEA2162002 Pages: 24
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