Characteristics of and Determinants of the Density of Contributions in a Private Social Security System

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Alberto Arenas de Mesa

University of Chile

Jere Behrman

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics

David Bravo

University of Chile

Date Written: February 1, 2004

Abstract

This paper investigates previously unresearched issues pertaining to the well-known Chilean innovations in Social Security. Previous empirical studies of the Chilean system used aggregate and macro data, without attention to individual heterogeneity. This study uses new household survey data, linked with Social Security records for over 20 years, to analyze selected reform issues related to social security coverage and the density and continuity of contributions to the social security system. The results lead to a better understanding of the participation determinants and the distributional aspects of the Chilean system, lay the groundwork for policy changes, and illuminate implications of the system reforms for other countries.

Suggested Citation

Arenas de Mesa, Alberto and Behrman, Jere R. and Bravo, David, Characteristics of and Determinants of the Density of Contributions in a Private Social Security System (February 1, 2004). Michigan Retirement Research Center Research Paper No. WP 2004-077. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1092907 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1092907

Alberto Arenas de Mesa (Contact Author)

University of Chile

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Chile

Jere R. Behrman

University of Pennsylvania - Department of Economics ( email )

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David Bravo

University of Chile ( email )

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Santiago, R. Metropolitana 7520421
Chile

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