Who pays for occupational pensions?
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to estimate wage effects of occupational pensions, exploiting the introduction of mandatory occupational pensions in Norway as a source of exogenous variation in pension coverage. Various difference-in-differences models are estimated on a large sample of Norwegian private sector firms. The results indicate that on average, less than half the costs of a minimum requirement occupational pension was shifted from firms to workers in terms of lower wages, and that there are important heterogeneities with respect to the influence of local unions and central negotiations on the wage setting in different industries.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Oslo University, Department of Economics in its series Memorandum with number 16/2011.
Length: 40 pages
Date of creation: 19 Apr 2011
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pension reform; mandatory occupational pensions; labour unions and centralised negotiations; matched employer-employee register data;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- H22 - Public Economics - - Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue - - - Incidence
- J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions
- J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
- J50 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Labor-Management Relations, Trade Unions, and Collective Bargaining - - - General
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2011-06-18 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2011-06-18 (All new papers)
- NEP-LAB-2011-06-18 (Labour Economics)
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- Hernæs, Erik & Piggott, John & Zhang, Tao & Strøm, Steinar, 2011. "Occupational pensions, tenure, and taxes," Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Cambridge University Press, vol. 10(03), pages 435-456, July.
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