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Pension Reform in India

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  • Robert Gillingham
  • Daniel Kanda

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This paper reviews the current state of the pension system in India, as well as plans to reform it. Problems with the current system are identified, and, within this context, the appropriate role of the government in retirement saving is discussed. Finally, the OASIS reform proposal is evaluated and additional reform options are presented.

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Paper provided by International Monetary Fund in its series IMF Working Papers with number 01/125.

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Length: 30
Date of creation: 01 Sep 2001
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Handle: RePEc:imf:imfwpa:01/125

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  1. Martin Feldstein & Elena Ranguelova & Andrew Samwick, 2001. "The Transition to Investment-Based Social Security When Portfolio Returns and Capital Profitability Are Uncertain," NBER Chapters, in: Risk Aspects of Investment-Based Social Security Reform, pages 41-90 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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Cited by:
  1. Singh, Nirvikar & Srinivasan, T. N., 2004. "Fiscal Policy in India: Lessons and Priorities," Santa Cruz Department of Economics, Working Paper Series qt8nx3v467, Department of Economics, UC Santa Cruz.
  2. Umaima Arif, 2010. "Pension System Reforms for Pakistan: Current Situation and Future Prospects," PIDE Monograph Series 2010:1, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics.
  3. Gupta Ramesh, . "Pension Reforms in India: Myth, Reality and Policy Choices," IIMA Working Papers WP2002-09-03, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, Research and Publication Department.
  4. Willmore, Larry, 2007. "Universal Pensions for Developing Countries," World Development, Elsevier, vol. 35(1), pages 24-51, January.
  5. James Ang & Kunal Sen, 2008. "Private Saving In India And Malaysia Compared: The Role Of Financial Liberalization And Expected Pension Benefits," Development Research Unit Working Paper Series 13/08, Monash University, Department of Economics.
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