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¿Qué Incentivos al Retiro Genera la Seguridad Social? El Caso Uruguayo

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  • Ignacio Álvarez
  • Natalia da Silva
  • Álvaro Forteza
  • Ianina Rossi

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Unlike many OECD and Latin American countries, in Uruguay activity rates among male workers have been growing in recent decades. According to several studies, social security egulations have played a significant role in inducing earlier retirement in several OECD countries. We analyze the incentives to retire in Uruguay’s largest pension program, both before and after the reform introduced in 1996. We find that the reform reduced the implicit tax on continued activity and, in a few cases , transformed it into a net subsidy. Nevertheless, in most cases, the tax is still high in Uruguay, much higher than in developed countries.

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  • Ignacio Álvarez & Natalia da Silva & Álvaro Forteza & Ianina Rossi, 2010. "¿Qué Incentivos al Retiro Genera la Seguridad Social? El Caso Uruguayo," Latin American Journal of Economics-formerly Cuadernos de Economía, Instituto de Economía. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile., vol. 47(136), pages 217-247.
  • Handle: RePEc:ioe:cuadec:v:47:y:2010:i:136:p:217-247
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    1. Ignacio Álvarez & Natalia da Silva & Álvaro Forteza & Ianina Rossi, 2012. "Incentivos y patrones de retiro en Uruguay," Estudios Económicos, El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos, vol. 27(2), pages 219-271.
    2. Emma Aguila, 2012. "Male Labor Force Participation and Social Security in Mexico," Working Papers WR-910, RAND Corporation.
    3. Marisa Bucheli & Cecilia González & Cecilia Olivieri, 2010. "Transferencias del sector público a la infancia y vejez en Uruguay (1994-2006)," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 0310, Department of Economics - dECON.

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    Keywords

    Incentivos al retiro; seguridad social;

    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • J14 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped; Non-Labor Market Discrimination
    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies

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