Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/128280
Authors: 
Jarocinska, Elena
Ruzik, Anna
Nijman, Theo
Võrk, Andres
Määttänen, Niku
Gál, Robert
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
CASE Network Studies & Analyses 476
Abstract: 
Life expectancies are rapidly increasing and uncertain in all countries in Europe. To keep pension systems affordable, policy reforms are to be implemented which will encourage individuals to work longer. In this paper we analyze the impact of working and living longer on pension incomes in five European countries and assess the impact of these policy reforms on the financial well-being of the elderly. The paper shows the diversity of the policy measures taken in these countries. Furthermore, we analyze the financial incentives for working longer and postponing claiming pension benefits and we assess the attractiveness of these options. Lastly, we study how increases in life expectancies and survival probabilities affect pension incomes.
Subjects: 
pension benefits
life expectancy
retirement age
policy reforms
JEL: 
H55
J11
J26
ISBN: 
978-83-7178-622-8
Document Type: 
Research Report

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