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Retirement Distributions and the Bequest Motive

G. Victor Hallman

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Managing retirement payouts generally revolves primarily around securing adequate retirement income and assuring the continuity of such income for as long as the retirees live. Many commentators have ... More


Understanding Baby Boomers’ Retirement Prospects

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter assesses Baby Boom retirement prospects, comparing the outlook for this cohort with experiences of previous generations. The impact of aging is assessed using the Social Security's Model ... More


The Sufficiency of Retirement Savings: Comparing Cohorts at the Time of Retirement

Brigitte Madrian, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Beth J. Soldo

in Redefining Retirement: How Will Boomers Fare?

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199230778
eISBN:
9780191710971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230778.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Assessing savings sufficiency requires detailed information on both potential retirement benefits and the characteristics of a national sample of older citizens. The analysis uses the Health and ... More


Tax Issues and Life Care Annuities

David Brazell, Jason Brown, and Mark Warshawsky

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

A life care annuity combines an immediate life annuity with long-term care insurance. This chapter reviews empirical evidence supporting the claim that the marketing of a life care annuity will ... More


The Importance of Default Options for Retirement Saving Outcomes: Evidence from the USA *

John Beshears, James J. Choi, David Laibson, and Brigitte C. Madrian

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/9780199226801.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

If transaction costs are small, standard economic theory would suggest that defaults have little impact on economic outcomes. Agents with well-defined preferences will opt out of any default that ... More


The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform in Latin America *

Estelle James, Alejandra Cox Edwards, and Rebeca Wong

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/9780199226801.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Over the past two decades many countries have adopted multipillar pension systems that include both a public DB and a private DC pillar. Critics of these pension reforms argue that the tight link ... More


Rebuilding Workers' Retirement Security: A Labor Perspective on Private Pension Reform

Damon Silvers

in Reorienting Retirement Risk Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199592609
eISBN:
9780191594618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592609.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter surveys the issues facing policymakers and workers, considering how to rebuild a viable retirement security system, against the backdrop of declining defined benefit coverage and evident ... More


How do Retirees Go from Stock to Flow?

John Ameriks

in Pension Design and Structure: New Lessons from Behavioral Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273393
eISBN:
9780191601675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273391.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines mechanisms used by retired and retiring individuals in a defined contribution pension plan to finance retirement income flows. The study draws on the mechanisms used by Teachers ... More


Anglo-Saxon Occupational Pensions in International Perspective

Steven Sass

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Occupational pensions are today a major ‘second tier’ in Anglo-Saxon retirement income systems, providing benefits to a significant portion of the elderly population atop the basic ‘first tier’ ... More


State to Market

Neil Gilbert

in Transformation of the Welfare State: The Silent Surrender of Public Responsibility

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780195140743
eISBN:
9780199834921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195140745.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

An account is given of the movement towards the privatization of social welfare activity that has taken place since the mid 1980s. Various aspects of this are discussed: the different paths that have ... More


Thinking about Funding Federal Retirement Plans

Toni Hustead

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Most US federal retirement plans are now fully funded, but since plan assets must legally be invested in federal securities, fund surpluses are used to reduce overall federal budget deficits. As a ... More


Annuities and Retirement Well-Being

Constantijn W. A. Panis

in Pension Design and Structure: New Lessons from Behavioral Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273393
eISBN:
9780191601675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273391.003.0014
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the impact of annuitisation on retirement well-being. It focuses on two measures of well-being: self-reported satisfaction with retirement, and the number of self-reported ... 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


Requiem for a French Ideal

Gordon L. Clark

in European Pensions & Global Finance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253647
eISBN:
9780191719752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253647.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

In France, retirement income depends on a set of related institutions commonly known as the pay-as-you-go (PAYG) social security. In general, the French social security has three objectives: ... More


An Overview of the Economic Issues

E. Philip Davis

in Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198293040
eISBN:
9780191684944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293040.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

Pension funds are among the most important institutions in certain national markets. They are usually sponsored by non-financial companies, which collect and invest funds on a pooled basis for ... More


Longevity Risk and Annuities in Singapore

Joelle H. Y. Fong, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Benedict S. K. Koh

in Reorienting Retirement Risk Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199592609
eISBN:
9780191594618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592609.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter explores the current annuity market in Singapore in view of the plan to mandate annuitization under the Singaporean Central Provident Fund (CPF). The authors evaluate the pricing of ... More


Introduction: The Nation-State in the Twenty-First Century

Gordon L. Clark

in European Pensions & Global Finance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253647
eISBN:
9780191719752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253647.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This book brings together the tensions and imperatives accompanying demography and social security in Europe with the tensions accompanying global financial integration. The book reviews the ... More


Overview: Demography and Pension Funding

Gordon L. Clark

in European Pensions & Global Finance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253647
eISBN:
9780191719752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253647.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter looks at research devoted to demographic trends and their economic, political, and social implications, emphasising its significance as well as the interaction between demographic trends ... More


The Structure of Pension Provision in Twelve OCED Countries

E. Philip Davis

in Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198293040
eISBN:
9780191684944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293040.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses the situations of twelve major countries that are members of the OECD — the USA, the UK, Germany, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia, ... More


Chapter Chapter Strategies to Retain Older Workers

Janemarie Mulvey and Steven Nyce

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:
10.1093/0199284601.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter begins by outlining the economic and demographic realities facing employers, and spells out how these change the ‘retirement promise’. The effects of several factors on older workers' ... More


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