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Pension plans and the retirement replacement rates in the Netherlands

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  • Mark van Duijn

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  • Maarten Lindeboom

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  • Mauro Mastrogiacomo

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  • M. Lundborg

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This study compares the expected retirement replacement rates of several cohorts of Dutch employees at the time of their planned retirement with the 'actual' replacement rates based on available pension records. We find that using reasonable indexation rates, the expected replacement rates�are higher than the one we compute. Larger discrepancies are found for younger cohorts. We decompose the difference between the expected and 'actual' replacement rates and find that the mismatch is related to poor institutional knowledge for the whole sample. We also show the role of assumptions on institutions and on wage profiles in determining our results.

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Paper provided by CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis in its series CPB Discussion Paper with number 118.

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  1. Maarten van Rooij & Annamaria Lusardi & Rob Alessie, 2009. "Financial Literacy and Retirement Planning in the Netherlands," DNB Working Papers, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department 231, Netherlands Central Bank, Research Department.
  2. Maarten C.J. van Rooij & Annamaria Lusardi & Rob J.M. Alessie, 2012. "Financial Literacy, Retirement Planning and Household Wealth," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, Royal Economic Society, vol. 122(560), pages 449-478, 05.
  3. Mauro Mastrogiacomo & Rob Alessie, 2011. "Did you really save so little for your retirement? An analysis of retirement savings and unconventional retirement accounts," CPB Discussion Paper, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis 200, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  4. Mauro Mastrogiacomo & Rob Euwals & Raun van Ooijen (DNB), 2010. "Private wealth and planned early retirement: A panel data analysis for the Netherlands 1994-2009," CPB Discussion Paper, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis 160, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis.
  5. van Ooijen, Raun & Mastrogiacomo, Mauro & Euwals, Rob, 2010. "Private Wealth and Planned Early Retirement: A Panel Data Analysis for the Netherlands, 1994-2009," IZA Discussion Papers 5339, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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