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Pension System in Argentina


  • Jaros?aw Poteraj

    () (State College of Computer Science and Business Administration in ?om?a, POLAND)


This article presents the historical development and the present state of the pension system in Argentina. The two basic Argentina?s pension reforms, taking place in 1994 and 2008, had opposite directions. While the first of them introduced the country to the group of world leaders in introducing capital solutions in pension systems, the second reform had a character of a surprising U-turn towards the repartition solutions and directed the country towards the Bismarckian pay-as-you-go formula. The solution currently adopted by the country is totally rid of any obligatory individual capital funding. A question remains whether Argentina will once again become a world leader in pension system changes, although this time in reversing from capital-based solutions, and whether repartition will ensure a long-term stability of the system.

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  • Jaros?aw Poteraj, 2011. "Pension System in Argentina," Review of Economics & Finance, Better Advances Press, Canada, vol. 1, pages 81-95, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bap:journl:110507

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    1. Arza, Camila, 2006. "Distributional Impacts of Pension Policy in Argentina," The Journal of Economic History, Cambridge University Press, vol. 66(02), pages 467-472, June.
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    1. Jarosław Poteraj, 2012. "The Old Age Pension System in a Tax Haven: The Case of the Bahamas," Annals of the University of Petrosani, Economics, University of Petrosani, Romania, vol. 12(1), pages 255-265.

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    Pension system; Pension; Argentina;

    JEL classification:

    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions


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