Securing Employer-Based Pensions : An International Perspective

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1996-02-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
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As the world's population ages, millions will rely on their pension plans as the mainstay of retirement income. This book asks whether supply will meet demand in the new economic order. Pension systems in Germany, Japan, Canada, and the U.S. are compared, along with those in many developing nations. This volume is intended for employees and managers, pension policymakers, actuaries and lawyers, and benefits consultants, all of whom are busy changing their pension structures to meet global challenges. Sensible tax, insurance, and funding policies--as well as investment management and actuarial oversight--are central to building and maintaining a successful public and private pension system. Tracing the interaction of these factors across a variety of environments,Securing Employer-Based Pensionsexplores the immediate need for increased pension security in retirement systems in both developed and developing nations.

Author Biography

Zvi Bodie is Professor of Finance, Boston University. Olivia S. Mitchell is the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans Professor of Insurance and Risk Management, and Executive Director of the Pension Research Council at The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. John A. Turner is Deputy Director of the Office of Research and Economic Analysis, Pension, and Welfare Benefits Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, and Adjunct Professor of Economics at George Washington University.

Table of Contents

Pension Research Councilp. v
Pension Research Councilp. vii
Prefacep. xi
Pension Security in an Aging World Zvi Bodie and Olivia S. Mitchellp. 1
Referencesp. 26
Glossary of Termsp. 29
Pensions in Developed Nationsp. 31
Occupational Pension Provision in The United Kingdomp. 33
Commentsp. 69
Pension Financial Security in Germanyp. 73
Referencesp. 103
Commentsp. 105
Commentsp. 114
Private Pension Plans in Japanp. 121
Commentsp. 143
Pensions in Emerging Economiesp. 149
Mandatory Saving Schemes Are They an Answer to the Old Age Security Problem?p. 151
Commentsp. 183
Commentsp. 187
Private Pension Systems in Transition Economiesp. 193
Notesp. 209
Instruments of Pension Policyp. 211
The Taxation of Private Pensionsp. 213
Commentsp. 232
Commentsp. 235
An International Comparison of The Financing of Occupational Pensions E. Philip Davisp. 244
Referencesp. 276
The Government's Role in Insuring Pensionsp. 286
Referencesp. 301
Commentsp. 306
Commentsp. 312
Contributorsp. 317
Indexp. 325
Pension Research Council Publicationsp. 335
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