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Comparing public attitudes toward providing for the livelihood of the elderly in two aging societies: Germany and Japan

Bernd Hayo () and Hiroyuki Ono

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics (formerly The Journal of Socio-Economics), 2010, vol. 39, issue 1, 72-80

Abstract: Using an ordered logit model on representative survey data, we study attitudes about who should provide for the livelihood of the elderly in two aging societies--Germany and Japan. We find that in both countries, those with higher income are more inclined toward the private option, whereas age has the opposite effect. Part-time work status negatively (positively) affects the inclination toward a government-based pension system in Japan (Germany). Other significant influences are the pensioner status of the respondents in Japan and specific left-wing party support in the case of Germans.

Keywords: Livelihood; of; elderly; Pension; reform; Public; attitudes; Germany; Japan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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