Pension and Social Security Schemes in Pakistan: Some Policy Options
AbstractAn examination of the public pension and social security schemes in Pakistan reveals that the provision of regular pensions is limited to formal sector employees only. A number of social security schemes that are operational in the public and private sectors cover a small proportion of old-age population, whereas a significant proportion of the elderly population working in the informal sector remains largely unprotected by social security schemes. As such, the challenge of meeting the needs of the increasing elderly population demands an improvement of the support base and social security system in Pakistan that emphasises the need to implement reforms of public pensions and programmes of social protection. Efficient deployment of resources and improvement of the governance structure are needed for effective welfare of the eligible sub-group of the elderly and the economically disadvantaged population.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Pakistan Institute of Development Economics in its series PIDE-Working Papers with number 2008:42.
Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 2008
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Social Security; Pensions; Pakistan;
Other versions of this item:
- Naushin Mahmood & Zafar Mueen Nasir, 2008. "Pension and Social Security Schemes in Pakistan : Some Policy Options," Labor Economics Working Papers 22211, East Asian Bureau of Economic Research.
- 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-2008-02-09 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2008-02-09 (All new papers)
- NEP-CWA-2008-02-09 (Central & Western Asia)
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