Social Security Reforms in Northern Cyprus: Are they Fiscally Balanced and Socially Equitable?
AbstractThis paper contains a quantitative assessment of the social security pension reforms in Northern Cyprus (TRNC) that were introduced in 2008 and later refined in 2012. A set of estimations are carried out to determine if the reforms were adequate enough to make the system self-financing. The key question is whether now the contributions over a participants working life would be sufficient to finance the pension promises through retirement. It is found that although significant improvements were made, the new system is neither fiscally neutral nor socially equitable. It delivers a higher budgetary subsidy to high income participants relative to the subsidy received by those with lower incomes. Recommendations are made for the policy changes to correct these defects.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by JDI Executive Programs in its series Development Discussion Papers with number 2012-02.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2012
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pay-as-you-go; social security; pension liabilities; replacement rate; Northern Cyprus;
Find related papers by JEL classification:
- H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
- H68 - Public Economics - - National Budget, Deficit, and Debt - - - Forecasts of Budgets, Deficits, and Debt
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2012-04-17 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2012-04-17 (All new papers)
- NEP-PUB-2012-04-17 (Public Finance)
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