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Pension Reform in Russia: First Year of Implementing

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  • Afanasiev, S.A.

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From January 1, 2002 Russian embarked on a pension reform to set up a three-pillar pension system and introduce funded principles of retirement pensions to be accumulated for "younger" workers. The new pension includes the flat-rate basic part which is paid to ensure a certain guaranteed minimum income, and the insured and funded parts both of which depend on amounts of insurance contributions and the resulting pension assets registered on an individual basis through the working life. The reform is aimed at improving the pension provision standards in the Russian Federation through ensuring long-term financial stability of the pension system.

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  • Afanasiev, S.A., 2003. "Pension Reform in Russia: First Year of Implementing," Discussion Paper 146, Center for Intergenerational Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University.
  • Handle: RePEc:hit:piedp1:146
    Note: The PIE International Workshop on "Pension Reform in Transition Economies", IER, Hitotsubashi University, February 22, 2003
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    1. de Menil, Georges, 2005. "Why should the portfolios of mandatory, private pension funds be captive? (The foreign investment question)," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 29(1), pages 123-141, January.

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