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The Shift from DB to DC Coverage: A Reflection on the Issues

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  • Bob Baldwin
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    This paper takes as its point of departure the shift in workplace pension coverage from defined-benefit (DB) pension plans to defined-contribution (DC) pension plans. The central concern of the paper is to identify the public policy issues that should be addressed to help members of DC pension plans use these vehicles more effectively. Measures that might enhance the predictability of DC outcomes, lower administrative costs, or facilitate decision-making receive particular attention. Unresolved research issues related to the topic and gaps in available data are also noted.

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    Article provided by University of Toronto Press in its journal Canadian Public Policy.

    Volume (Year): 34 (2008)
    Issue (Month): s1 (November)
    Pages: 29-38

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    Handle: RePEc:cpp:issued:v:34:y:2008:i:s1:p:29-38

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    1. Ajay Khorana & Henri Servaes & Peter Tufano, 2009. "Mutual Fund Fees Around the World," Review of Financial Studies, Society for Financial Studies, vol. 22(3), pages 1279-1310, March.
    2. Waldo Tapia & Juan Yermo, 2007. "Implications of Behavioural Economics for Mandatory Individual Account Pension Systems," OECD Working Papers on Insurance and Private Pensions 11, OECD Publishing.
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    1. Meng, Channarith & Pfau, Wade Donald, 2011. "Retirement savings guidelines for residents of emerging market countries," MPRA Paper 31682, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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