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Social Protection in Transition Countries
			: Emerging Issues

Social Protection in Transition Countries : Emerging Issues »

Volume/Issue: 1996/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , and Ke-young Chu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451972535.003

ISBN: 9781451972535

Keywords: Social policy, Tax policy, benefits, payroll, wage, pensions, informal sector

The paper discusses the social protection implications of the weakening financial and administrative capacity of countries undergoing economic transition. The formal sector is shrinking, and unemployment and undere...

Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU?

Are Europe's Social Security Finances Compatible with EMU? »

Volume/Issue: 1997/3

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): George Kopits

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451974034.003

ISBN: 9781451974034

Keywords: European Economic and Monetary Union, Europe, Social security, unemployment, unemployment benefits, survivors ? pensions, payroll tax

Pursuant to the Treaty of Maastricht, members of the European Union (EU) intend to participate in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), in part through convergence toward specified limits on the overall deficit an...

Bolivia
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Bolivia : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2003/258

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451805758.002

ISBN: 9781451805758

Keywords: pension, central bank, retirement, pension benefits, domestic currency

Preliminary estimates show that pension costs will continue to grow for several years, and controlling and curbing pension costs will be a challenge for Bolivia. Market-friendly reforms could limit the scope for do...

Bosnia and Herzegovina
			: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Waivers of Applicability and Modification of Performance Criteria -Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director

Bosnia and Herzegovina : Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Waivers of Applicability and Modification of Performance Criteria -Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director »

Volume/Issue: 2013/121

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. European Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484371206.002

ISBN: 9781484371206

Keywords: pensions, pension, pension fund, benefit levels, early retirement

The economy of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which is strongly connected to Europe through trade and financial channels, continues to pay a high price for the tough conditions in the area. The paper discuss that, followi...

Brazil
			: Selected Issues Paper

Brazil : Selected Issues Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2012/192

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475506716.002

ISBN: 9781475506716

Keywords: pension, retirement, private savings, pension benefits, pension reform

This Selected Issues Paper discusses the macroeconomic implications of pension reforms in Brazil. It assesses empirically the relationship between fiscal policy and the real effective exchange rate in emerging mark...

Cyprus
			: Selected Issues

Cyprus : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2007/71

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451809893.002

ISBN: 9781451809893

Keywords: pension, retirement, retirement age, benefits, wages

This Selected Issues paper explores the economic consequences of aging and its impact on long-term fiscal sustainability for Cyprus. The study analyzes the potential macroeconomic impact of different approaches to...

Japan
			: Selected Issues

Japan : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2012/209

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475506341.002

ISBN: 9781475506341

Keywords: pension, basic pension, pension benefit, life expectancy, pension system

Japan has a universal public pension system. Social security spending is a key fiscal policy challenge in Japan. The 2004 pension reforms have increased the ratio of the government subsidy to the basic pension bene...

Kazakhstan
			: Recent Economic Developments

Kazakhstan : Recent Economic Developments »

Volume/Issue: 1998/84

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 September 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451820782.002

ISBN: 9781451820782

Keywords: pension, pensions, wage, payroll, benefits

This paper reviews economic developments in the Republic of Kazakhstan during 1995-98. Following a cumulative decline of 31 percent during 1992-95, real GDP began to recover in 1996, and the resumption of growth se...

Kosovo
			: Technical Assistance Report-Enhancing Social Protection Cash Benefits

Kosovo : Technical Assistance Report-Enhancing Social Protection Cash Benefits »

Volume/Issue: 2016/123

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 May 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353608.002

ISBN: 9781484353608

Keywords: benefits, pension, family, benefit, disability

This paper assesses the sustainability of the public pension system, discusses recent and proposed changes to veterans' benefits, and reviews the effectiveness of social assistance in Kosovo. The social transfer pr...

Mexico
			: Financial Sector Assessment Program Update:  Technical Note:  The Pension Annuity Market

Mexico : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update: Technical Note: The Pension Annuity Market »

Volume/Issue: 2007/163

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451825718.002

ISBN: 9781451825718

Keywords: pension, benefits, annuity market, insurance companies, salary, Currrencies,

This paper presents a technical note on Mexico's Financial Sector Assessment Program update. The Mexican experience displays interesting characteristics that provide lessons for other countries that still need to d...