Welfare state and the inter-generational redistribution of public and private consumption

Agnieszka Chlon-Dominczak, Warsaw School of Economics
Irena E. Kotowska, Warsaw School of Economics
Anita Abramowska-Kmon, Warsaw School of Economics
Wojciech Latkowski, Warsaw School of Economics

In the paper we propose the quantitative assessment of the intergenerational distribution of public and private consumption between education, health and other items in the EU countries. We use the National Transfer Account age profiles of consumption to assess the level of consumption of three generations divided by age groups: 0-19, 20-64 and 65 and over. This analytical approach aims to provide additional evidence on similarities and differences in public and private consumption from the intergenerational perspective. As a result, we can assess, whether welfare state outcomes on consumption by different generations differ across types of welfare state.

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 Presented in Session P2. Poster Session 2