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Japan's Public Pension System in the Twenty-First Century

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  • Horioka, C.Y.

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In this paper, the author first briefly discuss the structure of Japan's public pension system, the history of that system, the raison d'etre of a public pension sustem, some of the defects in the current system, the origins of those defects, possible ways of alleviating those defects, future prospects for Japan's public pension system in the face of rapid population aging, and proposals for reforming Japan's public pension system.

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Paper provided by Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University in its series ISER Discussion Paper with number 0482.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0482

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Keywords: PUBLIC PENSION ; SOCIAL SECURITY ; JAPAN;

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  1. Feldstein, Martin S, 1974. "Social Security, Induced Retirement, and Aggregate Capital Accumulation," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 82(5), pages 905-26, Sept./Oct.
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Cited by:
  1. Charles Yuji Horioka, 2004. "The Stagnation of Household Consumption in Japan," ISER Discussion Paper 0599, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University, revised Jun 2004.
  2. Charles Yuji Horioka & Shizuka Sekita, 2004. "An Assessment of Consumption and Income Taxes in Japan," ISER Discussion Paper 0624, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
  3. Niklas Potrafke, 2007. "Social Security in Germany: A Prey of Political Opportunism?," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 677, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.

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