Pension Incomes in the European Union: Policy Reform Strategies in Comparative Perspective
Daniela Mantovani (),
Holly Sutherland and
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Daniela Mantovani: University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
Fotis Papadopoulos: Athens University of Economics and Business
No 1537, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
This paper considers the effects on current pensioner incomes of reforms designed to improve the long-term sustainability of public pension systems in the European Union. We use EUROMOD to simulate a set of common illustrative reforms for four countries selected on the basis of their diverse pension systems and patterns of poverty among the elderly: Denmark, Germany, Italy and the UK. The variations in fiscal and distributive effects on the one hand suggest that different paths for reform are necessary in order to achieve common objectives across countries, and on the other provide indications of the appropriate directions for reform in each case.
Keywords: European Union; microsimulation; pensions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C81 H55 I30 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38 pages
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Published in: Research in Labor Economics, 2006, 25, 27-71
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Working Paper: Pension incomes in the European Union: policy reform strategies in comparative perspective (2005)
Working Paper: Pension Incomes in the European Union: Policy Reform Strategies in Comparative Perspective (2005)
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