Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

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Contents
List of Tablesxi
Introduction1
1. AN OVERVIEW OF THE ECONOMIC ISSUES5
Introduction5
(1) Definitions and General Features5
(2) Pension Funds as Retirement-Income Insurance8
(3) Pension Funds and Saving11
(4) Pension Funds and Labour Markets16
(5) Adequacy and Inequality of Retirement Income18
(6) Corporate Finance, Taxation, and Capital Markets20
Conclusions25
2. THE ECONOMICS OF SOCIAL-SECURITY PENSIONS27
Introduction27
(1) Basic Concepts28
(2) Justifications for Social Security29
(3) Economic Implications of Social Security31
(4) Funding and Pay-As-You-Go35
(5) Social Security in OECD Countries40
(6) The Growing Burden of Social Security42
(7) Reform of Social Security47
Conclusions52
3. THE STRUCTURE OF PENSION PROVISION IN TWELVE OECD COUNTRIES53
Introduction53
(1) The Size of Funded Pension Sectors53
(2) Reasons for the Differences56
(3) Pension Provision in Twelve Countries60
Conclusions75

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