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The Peruvian Pension Reform: Ailing or Failing? *

Eliana Carranza and Eduardo Morón

in Lessons from Pension Reform in the Americas

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199226801
eISBN:
9780191710285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226801.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter analyzes pension reform in Peru. Peru's reform introduced private savings accounts while maintaining a fiscally unsustainable public pillar that must eventually be fixed. A number of ... More


Restructuring Pensions for the Twenty-first Century: The United States’ Social Security Debate

Gordon L. Clark

in Pension Security in the 21st Century: Redrawing the Public-Private Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199261765
eISBN:
9780191601248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261768.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter focuses on the debates over the privatisation of Social Security in the United States. It is argued that privatisation alone will not improve Social Security’s finances nor raise returns ... More


The Virtues of Personal Accounts for Social Security

Edward P. Lazear

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0015
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter argues that much of the debate on the establishment of private accounts for retirement benefits has missed the main issues. Some proponents argue that recipients will earn higher returns ... More


Confusions About Social Security

Paul Krugman

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In response to the Bush administration's plan to privatize Social Security, this chapter addresses the three main points of confusion in the Social Security debate. These are: (i) the meaning of the ... More


The Many Definitions of Social Security Privatization

Don Fullerton and Michael Geruso

in The Economists' Voice: Top Economists Take On Today's Problems

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231143653
eISBN:
9780231527866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231143653.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Debate over Social Security privatization has exploded in the United States over the past decade. The debate, however, is often muddied by the fact that participants are using different definitions ... More


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