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Milestones in the History of the Swiss Pension System: A Politico-Economic Analysis

Monika Bütler ()

Swiss Journal of Economics and Statistics (SJES), 1999, vol. 135, issue III, 369-385

Abstract: This paper empirically analyses two important events in the history of the Swiss pay-asyou- go pension system (AHV/AVS): First, its introduction in 1947, and second, the substantial structural reforms of the 10th revision in 1995. Approving vote shares are estimated with a grouped logit model. Both voting outcomes can be relatively well explained by a combination of demographic factors, such as age and especially family structure, and socio-economic variables, such as language and religion.

Date: 1999
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