Universal Pensions in Low Income Countries
Larry Willmore ()
Public Economics from University Library of Munich, Germany
Most workers in developing countries have no access to pensions in old age. Well-intentioned reformers have concentrated on privatization, but this does nothing to expand coverage. Non-contributory, universal pensions automatically protect an entire population, in a way that contributory pensions - public or private - never can. This paper explores the feasibility of introducing such pensions in low-income countries. October 2004 revised and expanded edition of the September 2001 paper. Initiative for Policy Dialogue Working Paper No. IPD-01-05.
Keywords: social security; pension reform; citizen's pension (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H55 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 22 pages
Note: Type of Document - pdf; pages: 22. Discussion Paper No. IPD- 01-05Initiative for Policy Dialogue, Pensions and Social Insurance Section,
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