Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51845
Authors: 
Holzmann, Robert
Jousten, Alain
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5296
Abstract: 
The paper provides a framework for the conceptualization, definition and estimation of legacy costs that need to be addressed in a reform that transforms an unfunded defined contribution (NDB) scheme into a notional (or non-financial) defined contribution (NDC) scheme. As the new contribution rate is fixed and, perhaps, reduced, paying for the accrued to date liabilities leaves a financing gap that needs to be estimated and financed, best outside the pension system if a less distorting financing form is available. The paper illustrates the proposed measurement approach with broad estimates under a hypothetical NDC reform in China.
Subjects: 
legacy costs
pension reform
NDC
coverage expansion
JEL: 
H55
H68
J21
J26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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