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Author Scheubel, Beatrice.

Title Bismarck's Institutions : a historical perspective on the social security hypothesis / Beatrice Scheubel.

Imprint Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Beiträge zur Finanzwissenschaft, 31
Beiträge zur Finanzwissenschaft ; 31.
Summary The decline in birth rates in advanced economies is not a new phenomenon. Between 1880 and 1900 birth rates dropped from 5.5 children per woman to 2.5 children per woman. A further decline from 2.5 to 1.5 or even 1.3 children took much longer - about 80 years. One of the most apparent causes is, however, widely ignored. Beatrice Scheubel tries to fill this gap. According to the so-called Social Security Hypothesis, insurance against the risks of life (i.e. poverty for all sorts of reasons, in particular, age) by the state crowds out all types of private insurance. One of the (vast) different possibilities to privately insure oneself against poverty is having children. That is why it should not be surprising to witness falling birth rates given the sheer magnitude of the welfare state. In this book, Beatrice Scheubel analyses the effects of the first comprehensive system of social security, which was introduced between 1883 and 1891 in Germany.
Language English.
Note Print version record.
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/legalcode
Contents Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 150; Pages:151 to 175; Pages:176 to 200; Pages:201 to 225; Pages:226 to 250; Pages:251 to 275; Pages:276 to 296.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Subject Bismarck, Otto, Fürst von, 1815-1898.
Bismarck, Otto von 1815-1898
Social security -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Demographic transition -- Germany -- History -- 19th century.
Germany -- Population -- History -- 19th century.
Germany -- Social conditions -- 19th century.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economic History
Social security. (OCoLC)fst01123077
Social security individual investment accounts. (OCoLC)fst01736952
Sozialpolitik
Altersversorgung
Bevölkerungsentwicklung
Deutschland.
Indexed Term Advanced Economies
Birth rates
Bismarck
Corporate & Business History
Demographic change
Demography
Economic History
Economics
Fertility
Insurance
Social security
Social Security Hypothesis
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Scheubel, Beatrice. Bismarck's institutions 9783161522727 (DLC) 2013437795 (OCoLC)852125506
ISBN 9783161522727
3161522729
1299831893 (ebk)
9781299831896 (ebk)
9783161524974 (electronic bk.)
3161524977 (electronic bk.)
3161524977

 
    
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