IDEAS home Printed from https://ideas.repec.org/a/wly/intssr/v59y2006i4p67-89.html
   My bibliography  Save this article

Universal age pensions in developing countries: The example of Mauritius

Author

Listed:
  • Larry Willmore

Abstract

Mauritius, a small developing country located in the Indian Ocean east of Madagascar, has provided older residents with non‐contributory age pensions since 1950. The scheme became universal in 1958. Mild income tests were reintroduced in 1965 and again in 2004. Targeting proved to be unpopular, and universality each time was restored. Government added a mandatory, contributory tier in 1978 that does not replace the flat, non‐contributory pension. Instead, it promises participants (approximately half the labour force) an income‐related benefit to top up the universal pension. The author examines Mauritius's long experience, drawing lessons from it for other developing countries.

Suggested Citation

  • Larry Willmore, 2006. "Universal age pensions in developing countries: The example of Mauritius," International Social Security Review, John Wiley & Sons, vol. 59(4), pages 67-89, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:wly:intssr:v:59:y:2006:i:4:p:67-89
    DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-246X.2006.00254.x
    as

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL: https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-246X.2006.00254.x
    Download Restriction: no

    Citations

    Citations are extracted by the CitEc Project, subscribe to its RSS feed for this item.
    as


    Cited by:

    1. repec:eee:wdevel:v:122:y:2019:i:c:p:492-500 is not listed on IDEAS

    More about this item

    Statistics

    Access and download statistics

    Corrections

    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:wly:intssr:v:59:y:2006:i:4:p:67-89. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Wiley Content Delivery). General contact details of provider: https://doi.org/10.1111/(ISSN)1865-1674 .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.