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Early Retirement Pension Benefits

  • Jeremy I. Bulow
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    Early retirement options alter the accrual of pension benefits, increasing the fraction of total benefits accrued in the early years of work. This is true regardless of whether de facto no worker exercises the early retirement option. No currently used actuarial method correctly calculates the cost of an early retirement option. Early retirement options must be considered in calculating age/compensation profiles. Furthermore, the early retirement option can effectively be used to encourage less productive older workers to retire, without the firm having to reduce the nominal salary of such workers.

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    Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 0654.

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    Date of creation: Apr 1981
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    Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:0654
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    1. Jeremy I. Bulow, 1979. "Analysis of Pension Funding Under Erisa," NBER Working Papers 0402, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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