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Effects of the Introduction of a Funded Pillar on the Russian Household Savings: Evidence from the 2002 Pension Reform

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  • Irina Kovrova

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    (CeRP, Collegio Carlo Alberto, Turin)

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    This paper provides an estimation of the effects of the introduction of a mandatory funded pillar on households’ savings. To this purpose, I exploit the 2002 Russian pension reform that introduced a funded component along the pay-as-you-go one. The empirical evidence shows that the introduction of the funded pillar has a negative impact on the Russian households’ savings. I find that the introduction of the funded pillar entails a reduction of 1 percentage point in the saving rates of households who save and a reduction of 2.5 percentage points in the probability of having positive savings.

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    Paper provided by Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies, Turin (Italy) in its series CeRP Working Papers with number 61.

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    Length: 23 pages
    Date of creation: Jun 2007
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    Handle: RePEc:crp:wpaper:61

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