Pension Payments and Receipts by New Zealand Birth Cohorts, 1916–1986
AbstractThis paper analyses how much different cohorts can expect to contribute into the PAYGO-funded New Zealand Superannuation scheme, and contrasts it with the amount each cohort can be expected to obtain in benefits if the current scheme is continued. The analysis is based on historic census and contributions data and SNZ projections of future population trends. The results show that cohorts born prior to 1980 can expect to pay half as much as they can expect to get in retirement benefits, because of the small number of pension recipients when they made the bulk of their payments.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in its series Working Papers with number 12_11.
Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2012
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retirement incomes; intergenerational transfers; government pension schemes;
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- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2012-09-16 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2012-09-16 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2012-09-16 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-HIS-2012-09-16 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-MAC-2012-09-16 (Macroeconomics)
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- Lewis Evans & Neil Quigley, 2013. "Intergenerational Contracts and Time Consistency: Implications for Policy Settings and Governance in the Social Welfare System," Treasury Working Paper Series 13/25, New Zealand Treasury.
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