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The Generation Game: All Gain No Pain? Ageing, Intergenerational Equity and Generational Accounts

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dc.contributor.author O'Donoghue, Cathal en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-20T10:49:35Z en
dc.date.available 2010-08-20T10:49:35Z en
dc.date.issued 2002 en
dc.identifier.citation O'Donoghue, C. (2002) "The Generation Game: All Gain No Pain? Ageing, Intergenerational Equity and Generational Accounts" (Working Paper No. 0059) Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/1282 en
dc.description.abstract This paper tries to quantify the degree of intergenerational redistribution in Irish public expenditure. The development of a large public debt in the space of two decades, its rapid elimination and potential rise again in the next decades due to demographic changes is likely to result in an intergenerational transfer of resources. The paper utilises a database of public expenditure, together with the age incidence distribution of public expenditure to examine the generational net beneficiaries of public spending programs since the foundation of the state in 1921. Demographic and alternative economic scenarios are considered to estimate the lifetime net benefit from public expenditure. Finally the sustainability of current expenditure is examined through the creation of generational accounts. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher National University of Ireland, Galway en
dc.relation.ispartofseries working papers;0059 en
dc.subject Economics en
dc.subject Public expenditure en
dc.subject Intergenerational redistribution en
dc.title The Generation Game: All Gain No Pain? Ageing, Intergenerational Equity and Generational Accounts en
dc.type Working Paper en
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en

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