Pension Reform Options for Russia and Ukraine: A Critical Analysis of Available Options and Their Expected Outcomes
86 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2010
Date Written: March 1, 2010
This paper provides the results of analyses of key problems related to pension systems and their reforms in Russia and Ukraine. The pension systems and their reforms in both countries are compared. They are also compared with the general picture observed in the OECD or selected countries belonging to that area. The analysis focuses on long-term trends rather than short-term shocks. The recent economic crisis is not covered since the analysis was mostly completed by 2008. First, we present the general picture which describes the current demographic and economic situations as well as the challenges that are being faced. Then we turn to reform options and actions already taken. We particularly focus on issues that are specific to the countries analyzed.
Keywords: Pension Reform, Pension System, Labour Market, Transition, Industrial Restructuring, Social Security, Public Finance, Russia, Ukraine
JEL Classification: H53, H55, H69, J11, J18, J32, J 38, P36
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