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The Value of Pension Entitlements: A Model of Nine OECD Countries

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  • Edward R. Whitehouse

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Pension systems are complex and comparing them across countries is therefore difficult. This paper adopts standard methodology to calculate prospective pension entitlements in nine countries. The modeling ncludes universal and resource-tested schemes, public and private earnings-related plans and mandatory efined contribution schemes. The results show gross pension benefits for workers on different levels of arnings and pension benefits net of tax. The paper also provides a detailed description of the parameters f the pension system. Retirement-income systems are about social protection, but this paper shows that countries interpret this oal very differently. Some focus on ensuring that pensioners have an adequate retirement income (in bsolute terms). Others base their systems on ensuring pensioners have an adequate income relative to their re-retirement income (or ‘replacement rate’). In Finland and the Netherlands, for example, mandatory ccupational pensions have no ceiling on ... Les systèmes de pensions de retraite sont complexes et procéder à une comparaison des différents pays emeure par conséquence difficile. Ce document suit une méthodologie standard de calcul des droits ventuels de pension de retraite dans neuf pays. Le modèle utilisé inclut des régimes universels et calculés ur les ressources, des plans de pension proportionnels aux salaires (dans le secteur public comme dans le rivé), et des régimes de cotisations définis obligatoires. Ce document fournit également une description étaillée des paramètres du système de pension de retraite. Les systèmes de revenus de retraite concernent la protection sociale, mais ce document montre que les pays nterprètent cet objectif différemment. Certains se concentrent sur des revenus de retraite suffisants pour es retraités (en termes absolus). D’autres basent leurs systèmes selon lequel les retraités ont un revenue uffisant relatif à leur revenu de préretraite (ou « taux de substitution »). En Finlande et aux ...

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Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers with number 9.

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Date of creation: 06 Jun 2003
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Handle: RePEc:oec:elsaab:9-en

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  1. Attanasio, Orazio & Kitao, Sagiri & Violante, Giovanni L., 2007. "Global demographic trends and social security reform," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 54(1), pages 144-198, January.
  2. Karsten Jeske & Sagiri Kitao, 2005. "Health insurance and tax policy," Working Paper 2005-14, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
  3. Minchung Hsu, 2013. "Health Insurance and Precautionary Saving: A Structural Analysis," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 16(3), pages 511-526, July.
  4. Juergen Jung & Chung Tran, 2010. "Market Inefficiency, Insurance Mandate and Welfare: U.S. Health Care Reform 2010," Discussion Papers 2010-31, School of Economics, The University of New South Wales.
  5. Disney, Richard & Whitehouse, Edward, 2002. "The economic well-being of older people in international perspective: a critical review," MPRA Paper 10398, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  6. Karsten Jeske & Sagiri Kitao, 2007. "U.S. tax policy and health insurance demand: can a regressive policy improve welfare?," Working Paper 2007-13, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
  7. Grech, Aaron George, 2013. "How best to measure pension adequacy," MPRA Paper 46126, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Juergen Jung & Chung Tran, 2008. "The Macroeconomics of Health Savings Accounts," Caepr Working Papers 2007-023, Center for Applied Economics and Policy Research, Economics Department, Indiana University Bloomington.
  9. Whitehouse, Edward, 2001. "Pension systems in 15 countries compared: the value of entitlements," MPRA Paper 14751, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  10. M. Dolores Collado & Iñigo Iturbe Ormaetxe, 2008. "Public Transfers to the Poor: Is Europe really more Generous than the United States?," Working Papers. Serie AD 2008-05, Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie).

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