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The Sustainability of the Dutch Social Care System

Dofferhoff, A. (2019) The Sustainability of the Dutch Social Care System.

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Abstract:In this thesis, we address two social securities of the Dutch social care system, namely the AOW system and the health care system. At the moment, the fraction of the working part of the population is decreasing and the fraction of the elderly part of the population is increasing. This results in an increasing problem, where too much expenditures are made. Our goal is to investigate if the current AOW and health care system are sustainable in the future. We use an existing demography model to forecast the population.. We use this as input parameter for the forecast of the social security model. We notice from the demography forecast that the fraction of elderly in the population keeps increasing This course of demography has an impact on the AOW system. Currently, an increase of the entitlement age to 65 or 68 years old is not sustainable. Increasing the age to 71 years old is sustainable. The health care system is also not sustainable but we notice that an ageing population is not responsible for an increase in expenditures, but other factors as improved technology and increasing employee salaries do.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:31 mathematics, 74 (human) geography, cartography, town and country planning, demography, 83 economics, 89 political science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management MSc (60029)
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