Reforming the Pay-As-You-Go Pension System: Who Votes for it ? When?

Casamatta, Georges and Gondim, Joao Luis (2009) Reforming the Pay-As-You-Go Pension System: Who Votes for it ? When? TSE Working Paper, n. 09-104

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Abstract

We assess the political support for parametric reforms of the Pay-As-You-Go pension system following a downward fertility shock. Using a continuous time overlapping generations model, we argue that reforms that consist in cutting pension benefits or increasing the retirement age are likely to receive a strong political support. An increase in the contribution rate has, on the contrary, fewer chances to be approved by the majority of the voters. This framework also allows to identify the costs and benefits of postponing each type of reform and to determine how the timing of the different reforms affects their political support.

Item Type: Monograph (Working Paper)
Language: English
Date: October 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: Pay-As-You-Go, parametric reforms, fertility shock
Subjects: B- ECONOMIE ET FINANCE
Divisions: TSE-R (Toulouse)
Site: UT1
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2012 06:00
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2018 13:22
OAI ID: oai:tse-fr.eu:22204
URI: http://publications.ut-capitole.fr/id/eprint/3237

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