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The Economics of Tax and Social Security in Japan


  • Highlights important issues for policy-makers and planners faced with the challenge of designing systems of funding that meet specific objectives related to social policy and economics

  • Suggests options for decision-makers to raise revenue and explains the implications of choosing one funding mechanism over another or and a mix of funding sources

  • Recommended for readers who seek an in-depth and up-to-date integrated overview of containing costs and increasing funding for health services


About this book


This book integrates the fundamentals of quantitative significance, using existing estimates of the elasticities of demand for tax, health insurance, and medical services in a static microsimulation model. It serves as a guide to the financial and social basics of health insurance and provides the reader with the intellectual groundwork indispensable for understanding the incorrect assumptions about the elasticities of demand and pattern of tax and health insurance. Most countries feel constant pressure because expenditure is increasing and resources are scarce. The topics addressed in this book including several frameworks leading to over-insurance, excess demand for medical care, and rapid expenditure growth in the medical care sector. Illustrated by carefully chosen examples and supported by extensive data analyses, this book is highly recommended to readers who seek an in-depth and up-to-date integrated overview of the ever-expanding theoretical and quantitative fields of containing costs, increasing funding for health services, or both.


Tax and Social Security Burden Economics of Public Finance Public Finance Public health subsidy Health administration

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  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsKonan UniversityKobeJapan

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