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Reforming pensions : principles and policy choices

Author: N A Barr; Peter A Diamond
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
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Mandatory pensions are a worldwide phenomenon. However, with fixed contribution rates, monthly benefits, and retirement ages, pension systems aren't consistent with three long-run trends: declining mortality and fertility, and earlier retirement. Many systems need reform. This book explains the economics of pension design.
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Barr, N.A.
Reforming pensions.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2008015253
(OCoLC)221664829
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: N A Barr; Peter A Diamond
ISBN: 9780195311303 0195311302
OCLC Number: 466422540
Awards: Winner of Written by Peter Diamond, winner of the 2010 Nobel Prize for Economics.
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 352 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The backdrop --
I: Principles --
Core purposes of pension systems --
Basic features of pension systems --
The basic economics of pensions --
Pensions and labor markets --
Finance and funding --
Redistribution and risk sharing --
Gender and family --
Implementing pensions --
II: Policy choices --
International diversity and change --
Chile: the pension system --
Chile: proposed directions for reform --
China: the pension system --
China: potential directions for reform --
III: Conclusion --
Policy questions, and some answers.
Responsibility: Nicholas Barr and Peter Diamond.
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Mandatory pensions are a worldwide phenomenon. However, with fixed contribution rates, monthly benefits, and retirement ages, pension systems aren't consistent with three long-run trends: declining mortality and fertility, and earlier retirement. Many systems need reform. This book explains the economics of pension design.

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