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Supplementary Pension Schemes in Italy: Features,Development and Opportunities for Workers

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  • Riccardo Cesari

    () (University of Bologna, Faculty of Economics)

  • Giuseppe Grandi

    () (Bank of Italy, Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Department)

  • Fabio Panetta

    () (Bank of Italy, Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Department)

Abstract

Despite the reforms of recent years, the development of pension funds in Italy remains unsatisfactory, limiting workers’ retirement saving and hampering the capital market.This study analyzes the reasons for the lag, examines the potential benefits of supplementarypension schemes for workers, and considers possible policy measures to foster their growth.

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  • Riccardo Cesari & Giuseppe Grandi & Fabio Panetta, 2008. "Supplementary Pension Schemes in Italy: Features,Development and Opportunities for Workers," Giornale degli Economisti, GDE (Giornale degli Economisti e Annali di Economia), Bocconi University, vol. 67(1), pages 21-73, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:gde:journl:gde_v67_n1_p21-73
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    Cited by:

    1. Devis Geron, 2011. "Severance Pay or Pension Funds?," "Marco Fanno" Working Papers 0139, Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche "Marco Fanno".
    2. Renata Bottazzi & Tullio Jappelli & Mario Padula, 2009. "The Portfolio Effect of Pension Reforms," Working Papers 2009_17, Department of Economics, University of Venice "Ca' Foscari".
    3. Holzmann, Robert & Pouget, Yann & Vodopivec, Milan & Weber, Michael, 2011. "Severance pay programs around the world : history, rationale, status, and reforms," Social Protection and Labor Policy and Technical Notes 62726, The World Bank.
    4. Giuseppe Grande & Ignazio Visco, 2010. "A public guarantee of a minimum return to defined contribution pension scheme members," Temi di discussione (Economic working papers) 762, Bank of Italy, Economic Research and International Relations Area.

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    Keywords

    pension funds; retirement; financial education; employer contributions; management fees; severance pay; Tfr;

    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
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies

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