Privatizing Social Security : a critical assessment

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Título: Privatizing Social Security : a critical assessment / by Pascal Belan and Pierre Pestieau

Notas: Sumario: The purpose of this paper is to provide a critical evaluation of theoretical models showing that shifting from pay-as-you-go to fully funded social security schemes can be made Pareto-improving. Further, it argues that what often makes a reform towards funded shemes attractive is a number of additional features that could also have been introduced in the unfunded social security system. The paper is organized in three main sections: the first one presents a taxonomy of social security systems; this allows us to show that in privatization programmes the issue is not just moving from unfunded to funded mechanisms but also, and above all, to individualize the system in such a way that there is no more redistribution. The second shows that funded and pay-as-you-go schemes are equivalent as long as the payroll taxes paid during the period of inception of the pay-as-you-go scheme are duly invested. Finally, the third section presents two models of Pareto-improving social security reforms and discusses the assumptions on which they rely

Registros relacionados: En: The Geneva papers on risk and insurance : issues and practice. - Genève. - Vol. 24, nº 1 January 1999 ; p. 114-130

Autores secundários: Pestieau, Pierre Icono con lupa

Títulos secundários: Título: The Geneva papers on risk and insurance

Outras classificações: 40

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