Working Papers


  • 10-August-2009

    English

    Should Pension Systems Recognise "Hazardous and Arduous Work"? (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 91)

    Special pensions for workers in hazardous or arduous jobs have long been a feature of the pension landscape and, recently, they are the subject of a great deal of debate. This paper discusses the incidence, structure and justification of these special pension schemes in OECD countries.

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  • 20-July-2009

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    Investment Regulations and Defined Contribution Pensions, OECD Working Papers on Insurance and Private Pensions, No.37

    This paper assesses the impact of different quantitative approaches to regulate investment risk on the retirement income stemming from defined contribution (DC) pension plans. It looks at how such regulations affect the spectrum of investment policies available and, through this channel, how they affect the retirement income that an individual may expect from a DC pension plan.

  • 8-June-2009

    English

    Investment Risk and Pensions: Impact on Individual Retirement Incomes and Government Budgets (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 87)

    This paper explores how uncertainty over investment returns affects individuals’ retirement incomes and government budgets. The paper uses the OECD pension models to explore the implications of a range of possible outcomes for investment returns.

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  • 8-June-2009

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    Investment Risk and Pensions: Measuring Uncertainty in Returns (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 70)

    This paper explores how uncertainty over investment returns affects pension systems. The scale of investment risk is measured in this paper using historical data on returns on equities and bonds in major OECD economies over the past quarter century.

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  • 21-April-2009

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    Working Paper 36: Private pensions and policy responses to the financial and economic crisis

    This paper discusses responses to current financial and economic crisis by regulators, supervisors and policy makers in the area of private pensions. These responses are examined in the light of international guidelines, best practices and recommendations to improve the design of private pensions.

  • 21-April-2009

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    Working Paper 35: Defined-Contribution (DC) arrangements in Anglo-Saxon countries

    This paper provides a comparative analysis of defined contribution (DC) pension systems in Australia, Ireland, the United Kingdom and the United States.

  • 10-April-2009

    English

    Pension reform in Chile revisited: what has been learned? (Social, Employment and Migration Working Paper No. 86, 2009)

    The paper describes Chile’s pension reform of 1980, which replaced the existing pay-as-you-go public pension programs by a new funded pension program managed by private companies (the “AFP´s”)...

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  • 10-April-2009

    English

    Pension Schemes for the Self-employed in OECD Countries (OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers No. 84)

    This paper reviews three key aspects of pension schemes available to self-employed workers: coverage, contributions and benefits. In each part, analyses are undertaken not just by describing the rules governing these schemes ...

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  • 31-March-2009

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    Working Paper 34: Evaluating the Design of Private Pension Plans: Costs and Benefits of Risk-Sharing

    The principal purpose of this paper is to analyse the trade-off between the uncertainty in contributions on the one hand and benefits on the other that is embedded in different pension arrangements.

  • 19-February-2009

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    Working Paper 33: Licensing Regulation and the Supervisory Structure of Private Pensions: International Experience and Implications for China

    In this paper we review the legal framework of private pension fund regulation and supervision in economies, including Australia, Chile, Hong Kong China, Poland, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States.

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