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Population aging and state pensions in New England

This Research Report analyzes the features of the New England state pension plans in the context of the region's changing demographic environment. The first section of the report documents key demographic developments: the aging of the Baby Boom generation and increasing life expectancies. Key features of the primary state pension plan in each New England state are then compared, focusing in particular on the age-specific characteristics of the plans. A third section analyzes the labor market implications of the plans' formulas, such as how they apply to workers choosing retirement at ...
New England Public Policy Center Research Report , Paper 10-1

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Pension contributions and the stock market

New England Economic Review , Issue Nov , Pages 3-14

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Current taxation of qualified pension plans: has the time come?

The U.S. Treasury estimates that personal income tax receipts in fiscal year 1992 would have been $51 billion higher without the special provisions accorded employer-sponsored pension plans. It is at best unclear that taxpayers are getting their moneys worth from this large tax expenditure. Despite a myriad of legislative changes, all of which combine to increase the likelihood that persons covered by pension plans will actually receive benefits, the U.S. pension system is still a very erratic and unpredictable way to provide retirement income and it benefits a relatively privileged subset of ...
New England Economic Review , Issue Mar , Pages 12-25

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Public versus private provision of retirement income

New England Economic Review , Issue May , Pages 51-58

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Public pension surpluses and national saving: foreign experience

New England Economic Review , Issue Mar , Pages 16-38

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Pension accounting and corporate earnings: the world according to GAAP

This study?s underlying premise is that current pension plan accounting has two important negative effects. First, it distorts the measurement of earnings and net worth in the short run, as well as the pattern of earnings over future periods. Second, this distortion can send incorrect signals to investors about a firm?s health, resulting in the mispricing of a firm?s outstanding debt and equity instruments. The author demonstrates how these distortions are introduced, examines the magnitude of the distortions, and discusses proposals for reform.
Public Policy Discussion Paper , Paper 06-2

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Risk at the PBGC: public guarantee of private pension benefits

Regional Review , Issue Spr , Pages 19-24

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Crisis in pensions

Regional Review , Issue Spr , Pages 13-18

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Public pension DOs and DON'Ts

Regional Review , Issue Spr , Pages 21-24

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Estimating the funding gap of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

Quarterly Review , Volume 13 , Issue Aut



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