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In this comprehensive review of private pension systems in effect world-wide, Turner and Watanabe discuss the fundamental issues facing nations as they adopt and expand private pension systems. Specific policies in effect in several private pension systems are analyzed including those in nations dominating world pension assets (Japan, Germany, the U.K., and the U.S.), as is the country whose system is widely regarded as the model for developing nations, Chile. Turner and Watanabe also provide a compendium on the worldwide trends influencing pension systems and their implications for pension policy.


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  1. The Trend Toward Private Pensions
  2. Basic Issues in Structuring Pension Financing
  3. Privatizing Retirement Income
  4. Tax Policy Towards Private Pensions
  5. Pension Risk and Insurance
  6. Pension Financing
  7. Labor Market Issues
  8. The Adequacy of Retirement Income
  9. Trends in Pensions


Financial support from the Franco-American Commission for Educational Exchange and the Commission for the International Exchange of Scholars


9780880991506 (cloth) ; 9780880991490 (pbk.) ; 9780880995320 (ebook)

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LABOR MARKET ISSUES; Retirement and pensions

Private Pension Policies in Industrialized Countries: A Comparative Analysis




Turner, John A., and Noriyasu Watanabe. 1995. Private Pension Policies in Industrialized Countries: A Comparative Analysis. Kalamazoo, MI: W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.

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