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The Comparative Political Economy of Pension Reform

John Myles and Paul Pierson

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the first of three chapters on the distinctive policy dynamics of particular areas of social provision. In their chapter on the dynamics of pension reform, Myles and Pierson stress a key ... More


Chapter Chapter The Future of Pensions in Canada

Silvana Pozzebon

in Reinventing the Retirement Paradigm

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284603
eISBN:
9780191603013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284601.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the resilience of the two key components of the Canadian retirement income system: the Old Age Security (OAS) program and the compulsory, pay-as-you-go earnings-related scheme. ... More


Retirement Guarantees in Mandatory Defined Contribution Systems

Olivia S. Mitchell and Kent Smetters

in The Pension Challenge: Risk Transfers and Retirement Income Security

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266913
eISBN:
9780191601323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266913.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the guarantees offered under mandatory defined contribution (DC) plans around the world. It argues that DC guarantees must be affordable to be credible. When guarantees are ... More


Effects on Financial Sustainability and Reform Goals

Melissa Sodeman

in Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pensions and Health Care Reforms in Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199644612
eISBN:
9780191807022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199644612.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Supporters of structural reform claim that shifting from a public to a private system makes pensions financially sustainable, improves the punctuality of contribution payments, eliminates pension ... More


Effects on Unity, State Responsibility, Efficiency, Costs, Social Participation, and Reform Goals

Carmelo Mesa-Lago

in Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pensions and Health Care Reforms in Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199644612
eISBN:
9780191807022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199644612.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter measures the degree of unification or segmentation in public and private systems. It discusses the overall role of the state in coordination and supervision; examines freedom of choice ... More


Pension Reforms: Taxonomy, Goals, and Actors

Carmelo Mesa-Lago

in Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pensions and Health Care Reforms in Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199644612
eISBN:
9780191807022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199644612.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

This chapter begins by defining public and private pension systems, as well as structural and nonstructural (parametric) reforms. It develops a taxonomy of pension systems in Latin America that ... More


Given That People Live Longer, Why Should We Worry That Fewer Are Born?

Alessandro Cigno

in Fertility and Public Policy: How to Reverse the Trend of Declining Birth Rates

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014519
eISBN:
9780262295659
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014519.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses the stabilization of the world population as predicted by the UN Population Fund as both fertility and mortality rates decline. There remains unrest however, such as how ... More


Could Social Security Go Broke?

Barbara R. Bergmann

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/9780231143653.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter attacks the notion that Social Security could go broke, a claim often used to make the case for privatization. It argues that the Social Security system cannot go bankrupt. Businesses or ... More


Introduction

Dennis McKerlie

in Justice Between the Young and the Old

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199769131
eISBN:
9780199979615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199769131.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, Moral Philosophy

This introductory chapter first briefly sets out the book's focus—justice between the young and the old—considering some important social institutions that distribute resources, and, consequently, ... 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


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