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The Resource Pensions in the Middle East and North Africa : time for change, David A. Robalino with Edward Whitehouse ... [et al.], (electronic book)

Pensions in the Middle East and North Africa : time for change, David A. Robalino with Edward Whitehouse ... [et al.], (electronic book)

Label
Pensions in the Middle East and North Africa : time for change
Title
Pensions in the Middle East and North Africa
Title remainder
time for change
Statement of responsibility
David A. Robalino with Edward Whitehouse ... [et al.]
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This is the first comprehensive assessment of pension systems in the Middle East and North Africa. While other regions-Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and Latin America, in particular-have been actively introducing reforms to their pension systems, Middle East and North African countries have lagged behind. This is explained, in part, by the common belief that, because demographics remain favorable-the countries are young and the labor force is expanding rapidly-financial problems are far in the future; as a result, pension reform does not have to be a priority in the broader policy agenda. However, the authors show that aging is not the only factor behind a financial crisis; the problem is the generosity of the current schemes. Moreover, badly designed benefit formulas and eligibility conditions introduce unnecessary economic distortions and make the systems vulnerable to adverse distributional transfers. The book does not present a general model that could solve the problems of all pension systems in MENA countries. Instead the authors focus on outlining a framework for guiding discussions on pension reform and making objective policy choices. This assessment will be useful for policy makers and government officials involved in pension reform in the Middle East and North Africa region
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Cataloging source
CaPaEBR
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Robalino, David A
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7211.9
LC item number
R63 2005eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • standards specifications
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Whitehouse, Edward
  • World Bank
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pensions
  • Pensions
Label
Pensions in the Middle East and North Africa : time for change, David A. Robalino with Edward Whitehouse ... [et al.], (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10081842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxviii, 253 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821361856
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Pensions in the Middle East and North Africa : time for change, David A. Robalino with Edward Whitehouse ... [et al.], (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-231) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ebr10081842
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xxviii, 253 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780821361856
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource.
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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