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Fuzzy math : public pensions are underfunded - how bad is it?

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Econ Focus , Volume 14 , Issue 3Q , Pages 14-17

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Pensions under pressure

Econ Focus , Volume 10 , Issue Spr , Pages 28-31

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Estimating the funding gap of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Quarterly Review , Volume 13 , Issue Aut

Tax policy, lump-sum pension distributions, and household saving

As of May 1988, over 8 million workers had received their pension benefits as lump-sum distributions (LSDs) when they changed jobs. In 1986 Congress imposed a 10% tax penalty on the amount of LSDs not rolled over into tax-deferred instruments. This paper examines the effects of this tax penalty on the rollover decisions of LSD recipients. The penalty increases the probability of rollover among higher-income recipients; an increase of 1 percentage point in the penalty is estimated to increase the probability of rollover by 1.1 percentage point. However, the penalty has not affected the ...
Research Paper , Paper 9507

Privatizing social security: the Chilean case

Research Paper , Paper 9127

The implicit liabilities of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Research Paper , Paper 8905

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Pension deficit disorder

Local and state public pensions are trying to get traction on a slippery funding slope.
Fedgazette , Volume 18 , Issue May , Pages 1-7

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Pensions in peril

The Region , Volume 19 , Issue Jun , Pages 6-11, 42-47

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Searching for better prospects: endogenizing falling job tenure and private pension coverage

Recent declines in job tenure have coincided with a shift away from traditional defined benefit (DB) pensions, which reward long tenure. New evidence also points to an increase in job-to-job movements by workers, and we document gains in relative wages of job-to-job movers over a similar period. We develop a search model in which firms may offer tenure-based contracts like DB pensions to reduce the incidence of costly on-the-job search by workers. Either reduced search costs or an increase in the probability of job matches can, under fairly general conditions, lower the value of deterring ...
Working Papers , Paper 2003-038

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In case of pension emergency

Legislatures nationwide will no doubt be debating what to do about public pensions with large unfunded liabilities. Discussion of two options getting considerable attention.
Fedgazette , Volume 18 , Issue May , Pages 5



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