Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91268
Authors: 
Medeiros, Marcelo
de Souza, Pedro H. G. F.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
Texto para Discussão, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada (IPEA) 1876
Abstract (Translated): 
The study examines a particular set of institutional determinants of inequality, the public pensions. It tests the hypothesis that different rules regarding a maximum limit for the value of benefits in the pension subsystem of public and private sector workers makes the system as a whole regressive and contributes disproportionately to inequality in Brazil. Using a factor decomposition of the Gini coefficient of the distribution of family per capita income, as measured by POF 2008-2009 it concludes that the State reproduces pre-existing inequalities when it differentiates rules for public and private sector workers. Due to this differentiation of rules, the higher value pensions of less than 1% of the population contributes to 4% of total inequality.
Subjects: 
income inequality
public pensions
INSS
RPPS
RGPS
JEL: 
H24
H55
I38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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