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Japan's Public Pension System in the Twenty-First Century

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  • Horioka, C.Y.

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In this paper, the author first briefly discuss the structure of Japan's public pension system, the history of that system, the raison d'etre of a public pension sustem, some of the defects in the current system, the origins of those defects, possible ways of alleviating those defects, future prospects for Japan's public pension system in the face of rapid population aging, and proposals for reforming Japan's public pension system.

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  • Horioka, C.Y., 1999. "Japan's Public Pension System in the Twenty-First Century," ISER Discussion Paper 0482, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.
  • Handle: RePEc:dpr:wpaper:0482
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    1. Feldstein, Martin S, 1974. "Social Security, Induced Retirement, and Aggregate Capital Accumulation," Journal of Political Economy, University of Chicago Press, vol. 82(5), pages 905-926, Sept./Oct.
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    Cited by:

    1. Conny Olovsson, 2014. "How Does a Pay-as-you-go System Affect Asset Returns and the Equity Premium?," Review of Economic Dynamics, Elsevier for the Society for Economic Dynamics, vol. 17(1), pages 131-149, January.
    2. Niklas Potrafke, 2007. "Social Security in Germany: A Prey of Political Opportunism?," Discussion Papers of DIW Berlin 677, DIW Berlin, German Institute for Economic Research.
    3. Charles Yuji Horioka, 2004. "The Stagnation of Household Consumption in Japan," ISER Discussion Paper 0599, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University, revised Jun 2004.
    4. Horioka, Charles Yuji, 2010. "The (dis)saving behavior of the aged in Japan," Japan and the World Economy, Elsevier, vol. 22(3), pages 151-158, August.
    5. Charles Yuji Horioka & Shizuka Sekita, 2004. "An Assessment of Consumption and Income Taxes in Japan," ISER Discussion Paper 0624, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University.

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    Keywords

    PUBLIC PENSION ; SOCIAL SECURITY ; JAPAN;

    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • O53 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Asia including Middle East

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