Advanced Search
MyIDEAS: Login

The Earnings-Related State Pension, Indexation and Lifetime Redistribution in the U.K

Contents:

Author Info

  • Creedy, John
  • Disney, Richard
  • Whitehouse, Edward

Abstract

The redistributive impact of the U.K. state pension scheme is examined. Benefit-cost ratios are calculated using individual lifetime earnings profiles constructed for a cohort of men drawn from cross-section data. The scheme is investigated at maturity and revenue neutrality is imposed in order to isolate the intragenerationally redistributive effects of the pension scheme. The results suggest that differences in returns to the pension scheme are driven by differential mortality, which outweigh the redistributive effect of the two-tier benefit structure. Various reforms of the pension scheme are then simulated, and solved for revenue neutrality. The results suggest that a great deal of care is needed in formulating reforms if redistributive objectives are to be achieved. Copyright 1993 by The International Association for Research in Income and Wealth.

Download Info

To our knowledge, this item is not available for download. To find whether it is available, there are three options:
1. Check below under "Related research" whether another version of this item is available online.
2. Check on the provider's web page whether it is in fact available.
3. Perform a search for a similarly titled item that would be available.

Bibliographic Info

Article provided by International Association for Research in Income and Wealth in its journal Review of Income & Wealth.

Volume (Year): 39 (1993)
Issue (Month): 3 (September)
Pages: 257-78

as in new window
Handle: RePEc:bla:revinw:v:39:y:1993:i:3:p:257-78

Contact details of provider:
Email:
Web page: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journal.asp?ref=0034-6586
More information through EDIRC

Order Information:
Web: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/subs.asp?ref=0034-6586

Related research

Keywords:

References

No references listed on IDEAS
You can help add them by filling out this form.

Citations

Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
as in new window

Cited by:
  1. Richard Disney & Carl Emmerson & Sarah Smith, 2004. "Pension Reform and Economic Performance in Britain in the 1980s and 1990s," NBER Chapters, in: Seeking a Premier Economy: The Economic Effects of British Economic Reforms, 1980-2000, pages 233-274 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  2. James Banks & Carl Emmerson, 2000. "Public and private pension spending: principles, practice and the need for reform," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 21(1), pages 1-63, March.
  3. Philippe Agulnik, 1998. "The proposed state second pension," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 20(4), pages 409-421, November.
  4. Sara Flisi & Marcello Morciano, 2011. "Trends and dynamics in the Italian labour market. An empirical evaluation using RFL data, 1993-2007," Department of Economics 0661, University of Modena and Reggio E., Faculty of Economics "Marco Biagi".
  5. Ayfer Karayel, 2006. "The intragenerationally redistributive effects of the retirement insurance scheme in Turkey before and after the 1999 reform," Applied Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 38(4), pages 441-448.
  6. Meghir, Costas & Whitehouse, Edward, 1997. "Labour market transitions and retirement of men in the UK," Journal of Econometrics, Elsevier, vol. 79(2), pages 327-354, August.
  7. Kenc, T. & Perraudin, W., 1995. "European Pension Systems: A Simulation Analysis," Cambridge Working Papers in Economics 9505, Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge.
  8. Guillem López & Joan Gil, 1997. "Life-time redistribution effects of the Spanish public pension system," Economics Working Papers 242, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
  9. Dilnot, Andrew & Disney, Richard & Johnson, Paul & Whitehouse, Edward, 1994. "Pensions policy in the UK: An economic analysis," MPRA Paper 10478, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  10. Richard Disney & Paul Johnson & Gary Stears, 1998. "Asset wealth and asset decumulation among households in the Retirement Survey," Fiscal Studies, Institute for Fiscal Studies, vol. 19(2), pages 153-174, May.

Lists

This item is not listed on Wikipedia, on a reading list or among the top items on IDEAS.

Statistics

Access and download statistics

Corrections

When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:bla:revinw:v:39:y:1993:i:3:p:257-78. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing) or (Christopher F. Baum).

If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.

If the full references list an item that is present in RePEc, but the system did not link to it, you can help with this form.

If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.