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Palgrave Macmillan

Reforming Pensions in Developing and Transition Countries

ISBN 9781137396105
Publication Date August 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Social Policy in a Development Context

Reforming Pensions in Developing and Transition Countries moves beyond technical studies of pension systems to firmly ground the analysis of recent pension reforms in developing and transition countries in the socioeconomic and political contexts of these countries. It addresses the political economy of pension reform, the relative benefits in terms of social and economic development of various pension models (for example, pay-as-you-go versus funded schemes; contributory versus non-contributory programmes) as well as challenges to managing and reforming pension systems in development and transition contexts.
The chapters provide in-depth knowledge on the reform strategies and outstanding challenges of the most powerful emerging markets, as well as selected countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. They provide the reader with recent evidence and insights on key issues related to pension policy and its developmental implications, drawing from the experiences of various country studies.

Katja Hujo is Research Coordinator at the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva, Switzerland. At UNRISD she manages projects such as Politics of Domestic Resource Mobilization, Extractive Industries and Children, and Regional Governance of Migration. She has published on the issues of economic development, social protection, pension reform and migration.

1. Introduction and Overview; Katja Hujo
2. Pension Privatization and Economic Development in Central-Eastern European Pension Reform; Katharina Müller
3. Pension Schemes and Pension Reforms in the Middle East and North Africa; Markus Loewe
4. The Reform of the Civil Service Pension Programme in Korea: Changes and Continuity; Huck-ju Kwon
5. Recent History, Perspectives and Challenges to Pension Policy: The Brazilian Case; Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano
6. Social Security Reform and Economic Development: The Case of India; Mukul G. Asher and Azad Singh Bali
7. Towards Universal Coverage: A Macro Analysis of China's Public Pension Reform; Lianquan Fang
8. The Private Affairs of Public Sector Pensions in South Africa: Debt, Development and Corporatization; Fred Hendricks
9. Pension Reform in Bolivia: Two Models of Income Security in Old Age; Peter Lloyd-Sherlock and Kepa Artaraz
10. Pension Reform in Chile and Argentina: Towards More Inclusive Protection; Katja Hujo and Mariana Rulli
11. Conclusions; Katja Hujo

Katja Hujo, UNRISD, Geneva
Katharina Müller, Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany
Markus Loewe, German Development Institute
Huck-ju Kwon, Seoul National University, South Korea
Marcelo Abi-Ramia Caetano, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada
Mukul G. Asher, University of Singapore
Azad Singh Bali, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore
Fang Lianquan, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
Fred Hendricks, Rhodes University, South Africa
Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, University of East Anglia, UK
Kepa Artaraz, University of Brighton, UK
Mariana Rulli, University of Rio Negro, Argentina


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