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Old Age Income Support in the 21st century: An International Perspective on Pension Systems and Reform

  • Robert Holzmann
  • Richard Hinz

The book has a comprehensive introduction and two main parts. Part I presents the conceptual underpinnings for the Bank's thinking on pension systems and reforms, including structure of Bank lending in this area. Part II highlights key design and implementation issues where it signals areas of confidence and areas for further research and experience, and includes a section on regional reform experiences, including Latin American and Europe and Central Asia.

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This book is provided by The World Bank in its series World Bank Publications with number 7336 and published in 2005.
ISBN: 978-0-8213-6040-8
Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbpubs:7336
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