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The Resource Unfunded pension systems : ageing and variance, edited by Silke Uebelmesser, (electronic book)

Unfunded pension systems : ageing and variance, edited by Silke Uebelmesser, (electronic book)

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Unfunded pension systems : ageing and variance
Title
Unfunded pension systems
Title remainder
ageing and variance
Statement of responsibility
edited by Silke Uebelmesser
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pension systems in most industrialised countries are unfunded, i.e. they are pay-as-you-go financed and thus depend on a well-balanced ratio (old) recipients to (young) contributors. This so-called dependency ratio will worsen significantly in the next few decades due to two developments: ageing of the population and increased labour mobility. This book analyses the viability of unfunded pension systems in the presence of the projected demographic evolution. The analysis focuses on questions concerning: efficiency considerations and the possibility of welfare improvements; political economy aspects and the feasibility of reforms, and; the process of European integration and its influence on national pension systems. The theoretical analysis is complemented in numerous ways by quantitative parts and institutional details. The consequences of the demographic crisis for the distribution of the pension burden within and across generations and in an international context are illustrated with respect to the specific situation in Germany and other European countries. It is shown for different settings of political power distribution and for different degrees of mobility what would happen without any reforms and what could and should be done to guarantee the survival of old-age security based on a fair sharing of the pension burden. Neither explosion nor erosion is the inevitable fate of unfunded pension systems. But to avoid either happening, fundamental reforms are necessary as soon as possible which loosen at least partially the intergenerational dependencies and thus reduce the pressure from the changing population structure on old-age security
Member of
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Dewey number
368.4
Index
index present
LC call number
HD7091
LC item number
.U54 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Uebelmesser, Silke
Series statement
Contributions to economic analysis
Series volume
264
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  • Pensions
  • Old age pensions
Label
Unfunded pension systems : ageing and variance, edited by Silke Uebelmesser, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-266) and index
Contents
Introduction / Silke Uebelmesser -- Political feasibility of pension reforms : the perspective of political economy when the young have the voice option / Silke Uebelmesser -- Mobility as a counterforce to gerontocracy : the perspective of political economy when the young have the exit option / Silke Uebelmesser -- Qualitative aspects of migration : who is most likely to emigrate / Silke Uebelmesser -- Sustainability of pension systems with systems competition : national and European responsibilities for old-age security with (partially) mobile labour / Silke Uebelmesser -- Conclusion / Silke Uebelmesser -- Projected development of fundamental factors : the path of factors influencing demography in the next few decades / Silke Uebelmesser -- Country studies : recent reform activities in selected countries / Silke Uebelmesser -- Welfare analysis of pension reforms : the perspective of efficiency / Silke Uebelmesser -- Unfunded pension systems : the mechanisms responsible for the projected crisis / Silke Uebelmesser
Control code
bslw06335107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 271 p.).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849508261
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Unfunded pension systems : ageing and variance, edited by Silke Uebelmesser, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-266) and index
Contents
Introduction / Silke Uebelmesser -- Political feasibility of pension reforms : the perspective of political economy when the young have the voice option / Silke Uebelmesser -- Mobility as a counterforce to gerontocracy : the perspective of political economy when the young have the exit option / Silke Uebelmesser -- Qualitative aspects of migration : who is most likely to emigrate / Silke Uebelmesser -- Sustainability of pension systems with systems competition : national and European responsibilities for old-age security with (partially) mobile labour / Silke Uebelmesser -- Conclusion / Silke Uebelmesser -- Projected development of fundamental factors : the path of factors influencing demography in the next few decades / Silke Uebelmesser -- Country studies : recent reform activities in selected countries / Silke Uebelmesser -- Welfare analysis of pension reforms : the perspective of efficiency / Silke Uebelmesser -- Unfunded pension systems : the mechanisms responsible for the projected crisis / Silke Uebelmesser
Control code
bslw06335107
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 271 p.).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781849508261
Specific material designation
remote

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