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Interaction of defined benefit pension plans and social security

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  • PESTIEAU , Pierre

    (Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE))

  • POSSEN , Uri

    (Cornell University)

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This paper explores the shift from defined benefit to defined contribution pension plans when the payout rate from social security is set optimally. This paper shows that when employees are receiving more of their private pensions from defined contribution plans one should be raising the payout rate from traditional social security rather than trying to privatize part of it.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers with number 2008022.

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Date of creation: 01 Apr 2008
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Handle: RePEc:cor:louvco:2008022

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Keywords: social security; defined benefit; defined contribution.;

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