The Spanish Social Security : Prospects of the Pension and Health-Care Systems

Author/Editor:

Joaquim Vieira Ferreira Levy

Publication Date:

July 1, 1995

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Summary:

The social security system in Spain has steadily expanded since the late 1970s. Currently, social security expenditure exceeds 15 percent of GDP, being a factor of fiscal imbalance. This paper reviews achievements and the current situation of the social security system, discusses changes in the financing of health-care expenditure in view of the need for fiscal consolidation by the general government, and analyzes the scope for a partial prefunding of future liabilities of the pension system.

Series:

Working Paper No. 95/73

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 1, 1995

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451849400/1018-5941

Stock No:

WPIEA0731995

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

40

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