Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Reforms and Retirement Incentives

Axel Börsch-Supan and Courtney Coile, editors

Forthcoming from University of Chicago Press
in NBER Book Series - International Social Security

The following chapters are preliminary drafts unless otherwise noted. They have not yet been subjected to the formal review process of the NBER. This page will be updated as individual chapters are revised.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Axel Börsch-Supan, Courtney Coile (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Social Security Incentives in Belgium: An Analysis of Four Decades of Change: Anne-Lore Fraikin, Alain Jousten, Mathieu Lefebvre (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
2. Retirement Incentives and Canada’s Social Security Programs: Kevin Milligan, Tammy Schirle (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Labor Force Exit in Denmark 1980-2016: Impact from Changes in Incentives: Paul Bingley, Nabanita Datta Gupta, Malene Kallestrup-Lamb, Peder J. Pedersen (bibliographic info) (download) version of August 28, 2019
4. Workers' Employment Rates and Pension Reforms in France: The Role of Implicit Labor Taxation: Didier Blanchet, Antoine Bozio, Simon Rabaté, Muriel Roger (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
5. Social Security Reforms and the Changing Retirement Behavior in Germany: Axel Börsch-Supan, Johannes Rausch, Nicolas Goll (bibliographic info) (download) version of August 22, 2019
6. The Evolution of Incentives for Retirement in Italy, 1980–2015: Agar Brugiavini, Raluca Elena Buia, Giacomo Pasini, Guglielmo Weber (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Social Security Programs and Elderly Employment in Japan: Takashi Oshio, Akiko S. Oishi, and Satoshi Shimizutani (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Social Security Programs and Employment at Older Ages in the Netherlands: Klaas de Vos, Arie Kapteyn, and Adriaan Kalwij (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
9. Trends in Employment and Social Security Incentives in the Spanish Pension System: 1980–2016: Pilar Garcia-Gomez, Silvia Garcia-Mandico, Sergi Jiménez Martín, Judit Vall Castelló (bibliographic info) (download) version of December 11, 2018
10. Social Security Reforms and the Changing Retirement Behavior in Sweden: Mårten Palme and Lisa Laun (bibliographic info) (download) version of December 17, 2018 (Working Paper version)
11. A Lifetime of Changes: State Pensions and Work Incentives at Older Ages in the UK, 1948–2018: James Banks and Carl Emmerson (bibliographic info) (download)
12. The Evolution of Retirement Incentives in the U.S.: Courtney C. Coile (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
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