9780521484718

Forced Saving: Mandating Private Retirement Incomes

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521484718

  • ISBN10:

    0521484715

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-12-17
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The rapid aging of the world's populations has triggered an anxious response in many governments that stresses the need to set up or radically overhaul their mandatory pension policies. This wideranging analysis compares and contrasts the policies and schemes of these countries, using many tables, graphs and charts to summarize important findings.

Author Biography

Geoffrey Kingston is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Work and saving over the life cycle
3. Saving for retirement
4. Financial risks over the life cycle
5. Retirement income streams
6. Taxation of retirement saving
7. Administrative costs and charges
8. Conclusion. Appendix A1. Mandatory Retirement Saving in Australia. Annex A1. Chronology of retirement income policy in Australia. Appendix 2. International Comparisons of private mandatory retirement saving.

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