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Redistribution, insurance and incentives to work in Latin-American pension programs

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  • FORTEZA, ALVARO
  • OURENS, GUZMÁN

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We present a new database of social security indicators for eleven Latin American countries designed to show how much they promise to pay in return to contributions. The indicators are based on micro-simulations according to existing norms. Our results indicate that most programs are progressive. In most programs, retirement ages do not have a sizeable impact on the rates of return, given the length of service. The length of service has a strong impact on the expected returns to contributions, mostly due to vesting period conditions. Because of this, several pension programs in Latin America may be exacerbating income risk.

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Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal Journal of Pension Economics and Finance.

Volume (Year): 11 (2012)
Issue (Month): 03 (July)
Pages: 337-364

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Handle: RePEc:cup:jpenef:v:11:y:2012:i:03:p:337-364_00

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  1. Alvaro Forteza & Irene Mussio, 2012. "Assessing Redistribution in the Uruguayan Social Security System," Journal of Income Distribution, Journal of Income Distribution, vol. 21(1), pages 65-87, March.
  2. Alvaro Forteza, 2011. "Assessing Redistribution within Social Insurance Systems.The cases of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 1311, Department of Economics - dECON.

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