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Differential mortality and social security

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  • BOMMIER, Antoine
  • LEROUX, Marie-Louise
  • LOZACHMEUR, Jean-Marie

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This paper studies the normative problem of redistribution between individuals who differ in their lifespans. We discuss aspects related to the objective function and argue that aversion to multiperiod inequality should be taken into account. Then, we study the properties of the social optimum both with full information and with asymmetric information. We highlight the role of aversion to multiperiod inequality and show that it has substantial consequences on the design of Social Security schemes. In particular, we show that for a low (resp. high) aversion to multiperiod inequality, a negative (resp. positive) implicit tax rate on continued activity is desirable.

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Paper provided by Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) in its series CORE Discussion Papers RP with number -2285.

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Note: In : Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue Canadienne d'Economique, 44(1), 273-289, 2011
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  1. PESTIEAU, Pierre & PONTHIERE, Grégory, . "The public economics of increasing longevity," CORE Discussion Papers RP, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) -2464, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  2. LEROUX, Marie-Louise, . "Endogenous differential mortality, non-contractible effort and non-linear taxation," CORE Discussion Papers RP, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) -2286, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  3. Gaëtan Delprat & Marie-Louise Leroux & Pierre-Carl Michaud, 2013. "Evidence on Individual Preferences for Longevity Risk," CESifo Working Paper Series 4196, CESifo Group Munich.
  4. FLEURBAEY, Marc & LEROUX, Marie - Louise & PONTHIERE, Gregory, 2010. "Compensating the dead? Yes we can!," CORE Discussion Papers, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) 2010066, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  5. Leroux, M.-L. & Pestieau, P. & Ponthiere, G., 2011. "Longevity, genes and efforts: An optimal taxation approach to prevention," Journal of Health Economics, Elsevier, Elsevier, vol. 30(1), pages 62-76, January.
  6. Gahramanov, Emin & Tang, Xueli, 2013. "A mixed blessing of lifespan heterogeneity," Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Elsevier, vol. 29(C), pages 142-153.
  7. Andras Simonovits, 2013. "Regressive intracohort redistribution in nonfinancial defined contribution pension," IEHAS Discussion Papers 1312, Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  8. FLEURBAEY, Marc & LEROUX, Marie-Louise & PESTIEAU, Pierre & PONTHIERE, Grégory, 2013. "Fair retirement under risky lifetime," CORE Discussion Papers, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE) 2013049, Université catholique de Louvain, Center for Operations Research and Econometrics (CORE).
  9. Pierre Pestieau & Grégory Ponthiere, 2012. "On the Policy Implications of Changing Longevity," CESifo Working Paper Series 3926, CESifo Group Munich.
  10. Tim Krieger & Thomas Lange, 2012. "Education, Life Expectancy and Pension Reform," Hacienda Pública Española, IEF, IEF, vol. 202(3), pages 31-55, September.

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