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Comment Mesurer La "Générosité" Des Systèmes De Retraite ? Une Application Aux Pays De La Méditerranée

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  • Samia BENALLAH

    () (Centre d’Economie de Paris-Nord, Université Paris XIII)

  • Carole BONNET

    () (Institut National d’Etudes Démographiques)

  • Claire El MOUDDEN

    () (Université de Caen Basse-Normandie et Centre de Recherche en Economie et en Management)

  • Antoine MATH

    (Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales)

Abstract

The concept of generosity is largely used in the literature on pension systems. However this concept is not really clarified and very different pension systems are qualified as generous. The purpose of our paper is twofold. First of all, we investigate the concept, the different uses made, highlighting its multidimensional aspect. Secondly, we build a new index to measure generosity, taking all the relevant dimensions into account. We compute this index for the Algerian, French, Moroccan, Tunisian and Turkish retirement systems. These systems are generally described as generous given usual indicators of generosity. The conclusions using our new index are more contrasted.

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  • Samia BENALLAH & Carole BONNET & Claire El MOUDDEN & Antoine MATH, 2012. "Comment Mesurer La "Générosité" Des Systèmes De Retraite ? Une Application Aux Pays De La Méditerranée," Region et Developpement, Region et Developpement, LEAD, Universite du Sud - Toulon Var, vol. 35, pages 215-234.
  • Handle: RePEc:tou:journl:v:35:y:2012:p:215-234
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    Keywords

    RETIREMENT; PENSION; GENEROSITY; INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON;

    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
    • O55 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Africa
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries

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