Social Security — or the Lack of it



With an ageing population and a weak economy, Greece is set to face a most difficult situation in the near future as the time bomb of her social security plight keeps ticking.2 But Greece’s alarming demographics are only partly to blame for what is happening: atrocious state policies pursued over many years made it impossible for social insurance organisations to manage their finances effectively or even prudently. In addition, not keeping welfare policies clearly apart from the running of business enterprises or of the civil service resulted in gross inefficiencies and waste in both the welfare and the production fields. Solutions are now hard to find, and much harder to apply.


Social Security Pension Fund Total Revenue Unemployment Benefit Social Security System 
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© Nicholas G. Pirounakis 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Economic Research and Analysis LtdGreece

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