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The Consequences of Population Aging on Private Pension Fund Saving and Asset Markets

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  • Sylvester J. Schieber
  • John B. Shoven
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    This paper examines the impact of the aging demographic structure of the U.S. on its funded private pension system. A 75-year outlook is produced for the pension system corresponding to the 75-year forecast of the Social Security system. The primary result is that the pension system will cease being a source of national saving in the third decade of the next century. The paper speculates about the impact this may have on asset prices.

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    Paper provided by National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc in its series NBER Working Papers with number 4665.

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    Date of creation: Mar 1994
    Publication status: published as The Economic Effects of Aging in the United States and Japan, Michael D. Hurd, Naohiro Yashiro, eds., pp. 111-130, (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997).
    Handle: RePEc:nbr:nberwo:4665
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