Pension Reform: Redistribution and Risk

Pub. Date
01 May, 2003
Pub. Type

edited by Martin Weale

This book presents six papers on questions of social security and pension reform. Both empirical and theoretical issues are addressed with specific analysis of problems faced by Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. The issues discussed include early retirement, demographic and other aspects of risk, redistribution and the interaction between political and economic forces shaping pension reform.





1. Introduction by Martin Weale

2. Ageing, Actuarial Neutrality and Flexible Retirement by Martijn van de Ven

3. Measuring Redistribution Between Living Generations: The Case of German Pension Reform by Holger Bonin and Karen Feist

4. State Pensions, Means Testing and Public Choice by James Sefton and Martin Weale

5. Aggregate Risk, Political Constraints and Social Security Design by Marcello D'Amato and Vincenzo Galasso

6. Ageing, Demographic Risks and Pension Reform by Jukka Lassila and Tarmo Valkonen

7. The Benefits of Reversible vs reversible Funding: The Implications for Pension Reform in an Uncertain World by J Michael Orszag and Peter R Orszag


NIESR Occasional paper no.56, Published July 2003.

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