Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2008.10.005
Title: Optimal social security in a dynastic model with human capital externalities, fertility and endogenous growth
Authors: Yew, S.L. 
Zhang, J. 
Keywords: Fertility
Human capital externalities
Savings
Social security
Welfare
Issue Date: 2009
Source: Yew, S.L., Zhang, J. (2009). Optimal social security in a dynastic model with human capital externalities, fertility and endogenous growth. Journal of Public Economics 93 (3-4) : 605-619. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpubeco.2008.10.005
Abstract: In this paper we investigate the optimal scale of pay-as-you-go social security in a dynastic family model with human capital externalities, fertility and endogenous growth. Human capital externalities reduce the return to human capital investment and hence lead to under-investment in human capital and over-reproduction of the population. If the taste for the number of children is sufficiently weak relative to the taste for the welfare of children, social security can be welfare enhancing by reducing fertility and raising human capital investment per child.©2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Journal of Public Economics
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/20034
ISSN: 00472727
DOI: 10.1016/j.jpubeco.2008.10.005
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