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Designing the payout phase of funded pension pillars in central and eastern European countries

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  • Vittas, Dimitri
  • Rudolph, Heinz
  • Pollner, John

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Over the past decade or so, most Central and Eastern European countries have reformed their pension systems, significantly downsizing their public pillars and creating private pillars based on capitalization accounts. Early policy attention was focused on the accumulation phase but several countries are now reaching the stage where they need to address the design of the payout phase. This paper reviews the complex policy issues that will confront policymakers in this effort and summarizes recent plans and developments in four countries (Poland, Hungary, Estonia, and Lithuania). The paper concludes by highlighting a number of options that merit detailed consideration.

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  • Vittas, Dimitri & Rudolph, Heinz & Pollner, John, 2010. "Designing the payout phase of funded pension pillars in central and eastern European countries," Policy Research Working Paper Series 5276, The World Bank.
  • Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:5276
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    1. Chao Qiao & Michael Sherris, 2011. "Managing Systematic Mortality Risk with Group Self Pooling and Annuitisation Schemes," Working Papers 201104, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales.
    2. Chao Qiao & Michael Sherris, 2013. "Managing Systematic Mortality Risk With Group Self-Pooling and Annuitization Schemes," Journal of Risk & Insurance, The American Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 80(4), pages 949-974, December.

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    Debt Markets; Pensions&Retirement Systems; Financial Literacy; Insurance&Risk Mitigation; Investment and Investment Climate;
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