Securing Employer-Based Pensions: An International Perspective

TitleSecuring Employer-Based Pensions: An International Perspective
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsBodie, Zvi, Olivia S. Mitchell, and John A. Turner
Number of Pagesxii, 334
PublisherUniversity of Pennsylvania Press
CityPhiladelphia
AbstractNine papers, plus comments, resulting from a conference held in May 1994, assess public and private pension systems in developed and developing countries, and offer suggestions for better pension designs in the future. Zvi Bodie and Olivia S. Mitchell examine pension security in an aging world. Christopher D. Daykin discusses occupational pension provision in the United Kingdom. Peter Ahrend focuses on pension financial security in Germany. Noriyasu Watanabe considers private pension plans in Japan. Estelle James and Dimitri Vittas address mandatory saving schemes. John A. Turner and David M. Rajnes evaluate private pension systems in transition economies. Andrew Dilnot assesses the taxation of private pensions. E. Philip Davis presents an international comparison of the financing of occupational pensions. James E. Pesando discusses the government's role in insuring pensions. Bodie is at Boston University. Mitchell is at the University of Pennsylvania. Turner is at George Washington University and the U.S. Department of Labor. Index.