Social desirability of earnings tests

Preprint, Research OPEN
CREMER, Helmuth; LOZACHMEUR, Jean-Marie; PESTIEAU, Pierre;
(2006)
  • Subject:
    mesheuropmc: health care economics and organizations

In many countries pension systems involve some form of earnings test; i.e., an invidual's benefits are reduced if he has labor income. This paper examines whether or not such earning tests emerge when pension system and income tax are optimally designed. We use a simple... View more
  • References (6)

    [1] Boldrin, M., J. J. Dolado, J. F. Jimeno and F. Perrachi [1999], The Future of Pension in Europe, Economic Policy, 29, 289-320.

    [2] Cremer, H., J-M. Lozachmeur and P. Pestieau [2004], Social security retirement age and optimal income taxation, Journal of Public Economics, 88, 2259-2282. 10Consequently, for z2 we are essentially back to the setting studied by Cremer et al. (2004).

    [4] Fenge, R. and P. Pestieau [2005], Social Security and Retirement, MIT Press, forthcoming.

    [5] Friedberg, L. [2000], The labor supply effects of the social security earnings tests, Review of Economics and Statistics, 112, 605-637.

    [6] Gruber, J. and D.A. Wise [1999a], Social Security and Retirement Around the World: Introduction and Summary, in J. Gruber and D.A. Wise, eds, Social Security and Retirement Around the World, The Chicago University Press, Chicago.

    [7] Gruber, J. and D.A. Wise [1999b], Social Security and Retirement around the World, The Chicago University Press, Chicago.

  • Metrics
    No metrics available
Share - Bookmark