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Pension Payments and Receipts by New Zealand Birth Cohorts, 1916–1986

  • Andrew Coleman


    (Motu Economic and Public Policy Research and the New Zealand Treasury)

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    This paper analyses how much different cohorts can expect to contribute into the PAYGO-funded New Zealand Superannuation scheme, and contrasts it with the amount each cohort can be expected to obtain in benefits if the current scheme is continued. The analysis is based on historic census and contributions data and SNZ projections of future population trends. The results show that cohorts born prior to 1980 can expect to pay half as much as they can expect to get in retirement benefits, because of the small number of pension recipients when they made the bulk of their payments.

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    Paper provided by Motu Economic and Public Policy Research in its series Working Papers with number 12_11.

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    Length: 29 pages
    Date of creation: Sep 2012
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    Handle: RePEc:mtu:wpaper:12_11
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    1. Köthenbürger, Marko & Poutvaara, Panu, 2006. "Social security reform and investment in education: Is there scope for a Pareto improvement?," Munich Reprints in Economics 19487, University of Munich, Department of Economics.
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