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Pension Reform in Latin America and Its Lessons for International Policymakers


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Tapen Sinha
    Pages 1-66
  3. Tapen Sinha
    Pages 67-115
  4. Tapen Sinha
    Pages 117-195
  5. Tapen Sinha
    Pages 277-300
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 301-306

About this book


The experience of privatization of social security has been predominantly in the Latin American region. Eight countries have undertaken either full or partial privatization of pensions: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, and Uruguay. What did the policymakers expect? Were expectations realized? Can we learn anything from the collective experience of these countries? Can they be applied to other countries that are aspiring to privatize? How did the World Bank and other international institutions affect these policies? Pension Reform in Latin America and Its Lessons for International Policymakers analyzes in detail these important questions.
The book begins with a detailed account of economic conditions in Latin America. It then discusses various models that policymakers rely on. Starting with a purely demographic model, it lays out advanced models of overlapping generations of Samuelson. The book gives extensive details of privatized pensions in each of the eight reforming countries. Two chapters are devoted to analyzing the reform in each country. Finally, detailed lessons are drawn that will help shape the debate for policymakers in other countries.


Institution Policy demography privatization social security

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de MéxicoMexico

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Pension Reform in Latin America and Its Lessons for International Policymakers
  • Authors Tapen Sinha
  • Series Title Huebner International Series on Risk, Insurance, and Economic Security
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-7882-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7030-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-4503-3
  • Series ISSN 0924-5014
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 306
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Science
    Finance, general
    Public Economics
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