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The Valuation and Redistribution Effect of the Korea National Pension

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  • Yuh, Yoonkyung
  • Yang, Jaehwan

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This paper evaluates the Korea National Pension (KNP) and investigates its redistribution effects. The educational level is used as a proxy for mortality and various socioeconomic factors are considered. The financial and utility-based analyses reveal strong progressive redistribution with income level. Also, the utility-based analysis indicates significant progressive redistribution with non-pension asset level but no significant redistribution with the educational level. Generally, the KNP is extremely valuable and its value seems higher with a pre-existing private annuity especially for the poor. Finally, when people are assumed to spend at least the minimum consumption level, it becomes more beneficial.

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  • Yuh, Yoonkyung & Yang, Jaehwan, 2011. "The Valuation and Redistribution Effect of the Korea National Pension," Hitotsubashi Journal of Economics, Hitotsubashi University, vol. 52(1), pages 113-142, June.
  • Handle: RePEc:hit:hitjec:v:52:y:2011:i:1:p:113-142
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    Keywords

    Korea National Pension; Redistribution; Annuity Evaluation; Annuity Equivalent Wealth; Money's Worth Ratio; Bequest;

    JEL classification:

    • C61 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling - - - Optimization Techniques; Programming Models; Dynamic Analysis
    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs

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