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Privatizing public pension systems

John B. Williamson

Privatizing public pension systems

lessons for the United States from Latin America

by John B. Williamson

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Published by Center for Retirement Research at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Mass .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social security -- Latin America.,
  • Privatization -- Latin America.,
  • Pension trusts -- Latin America.,
  • Social security -- United States.,
  • Privatization -- United States.,
  • Pension trusts -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementJohn B. Williamson .
    SeriesCRR WP -- 1999-03
    ContributionsBoston College. Center for Retirement Research.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD7130.5 .W55 1999
    The Physical Object
    Pagination35 p. ;
    Number of Pages35
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21309428M

    In their June paper, “Are Public Pensions Keeping Up with the Times?,” Chingos, Whitehurst, and Johnson estimated a $ trillion nationwide .


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The major goal of this analysis is to examine the pros and cons of privatizing public pension schemes based on the Latin American experience. The study draws on evidence from four countries that Author: John B. Williamson. The major goal of this analysis is to examine the pros and cons of privatizing public pension schemes based on the Latin American experience.

The study draws on evidence from four countries that have fully privatized their public pension schemes (Chile, Mexico, Bolivia, and El Salvador) and four that have partially privatized (Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Peru).Cited by: pension plans, as well as in countries that have introduced a mandatory private pillar as part of a systemic pension reform.

This report seeks to develop a comparative study on the regulation of private pension systems across a range of countries, with a particular focus on the major systems in Latin America and the. Private pension plans have their advantages and disadvantages. For most people, contributing to a private pension plan in addition to whatever contributions they are required to make to public plans is a smart and safe way to prepare for retirement, as the benefits resulting from public plans may not be sufficient.

Sources. ; [Privatizing Social Security] presents a forceful case for a radical shift from the existing unfunded, pay-as-you-go single national program to a mandatory funded program with individual savings accounts An extensive analysis of how a privatized plan would work in the United States is Privatizing public pension systems book with the experiences of five other.

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Chile, for example, privatized a failing public system in with some success. However, Chileans' trust in their pension system plunged following the financial crisis ofwhen some of the. Administrative Costs in Public and Private Retirement Systems medical and unemployment insurance programs are also included under the social security ~mbrella.~ The form of the benefit varies a great deal across countries, too; some follow a.

The world is in the middle of a dramatic demographic transition caused by increasing lifespans and falling birthrates. One consequence of this change is that traditional tax-and-transfer, pay-as-you-go retirement schemes (such as Social Security in the United States) are basically bankrupt.

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and future public-sector cost of pensions has been controlled or reduced and private-sector provision has been encouraged. The outstanding feature of the U.K. pension system is that, under current policies, public expenditure on pension provision will remain modest, com- pared with other industrial economies.

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