Théorie du cycle de vie et rentes publiques
This paper questions the pure life cycle model of saving as an adequate theoretical framework to study the effects of public pension plans. For this purpose, the relevance of considering uncertainty, liquidity constraints, myopic behavior, and extreme rational bequest motive is examined. It is also shown that the expected effects of public pension policies rest heavily on the underlying theoretical framework, especially on the planning horizon of households. Cet article poursuit deux objectifs. L’un est de montrer que les effets des régimes publics de pensions sur la consommation et l’épargne personnelle dépendent éminemment du cadre théorique retenu et, plus particulièrement, de l’horizon temporel de planification des consommateurs. Le second objectif est de remettre en question la théorie pure du cycle vital comme cadre d’analyse des effets des régimes publics de retraite en évaluant la pertinence de prendre en considération l’incertitude, les contraintes à l’emprunt, les comportements de myopie et un mécanisme de legs à la Barro.
Volume (Year): 61 (1985)
Issue (Month): 2 (juin)
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