Welfare, inequality and financial consequences of a multi-pillar pension system. A reform in Peru
AbstractThe distributional impact of the structural pension reform in Latin American countries has been largely absent in the economic debate. However, this reform may widen inequality in old-age and reduce welfare. In this paper we study the consequences of implementing a multi-pillar system in one of these countries. We take advantage of available administrative records for Peruvian workers to estimate inequality in pensions, pension debt and welfare. Overall, our results show that the pension debt and inequality can be substantially reduced without welfare losses.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 152.
Length: 28 pages
Date of creation: 2010
Date of revision:
Pension reform; pension inequality; social security; Latin America; Peru.;
Other versions of this item:
- Javier OLIVERA, 2009. "Welfare, inequality and financial consequences of a multi-pillar pension system. A reform in Peru," Center for Economic Studies - Discussion papers ces09.11, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Centrum voor Economische Studiën.
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
- H63 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Debt; Debt Management; Sovereign Debt
- I30 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - General
- G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2010-01-16 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2010-01-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-PUB-2010-01-16 (Public Finance)
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