Positioning Pensions for the Twenty-First Century

Developed by the Pension Research Council of The Wharton School, the book brings together a team of leading economists, corporate and labor specialists, actuaries, and policy experts to examine the future of retirement options within the context of emerging labor and business trends and innovative developments in the pension community.

Positioning Pensions for the Twenty-First Century

Edited by Michael S. Gordon, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Marc M. Twinney

1997 | 256 pages | Cloth $89.95
Economics
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Table of Contents

Preface

1. Introduction: Assessing the Challenges to the Pension System

PART I. DEFINED BENEFIT AND DEFINED CONTRIBUTION PLANS
2. A Fresh Look at Defined Benefit Plans: An Employer Perspective
3. Cash Balance Pension Plans
4. Risk Aversion and Pension Investment Choices
5. Investment of Assets in Self-Directed Retirement Plans
6. Are Women Conservative Investors? Gender Differences in Participant-Directed Pension Investments

PART II. EMERGING PENSION ISSUES
7. Funding of Defined Benefit Pension Plans
8. Corporate Governance and Pension Plans
9. Using Pension Funding Bonds in Defined Benefit Pension Portfolios
10. Public Pension Plan Efficiency

PART III. CROSS CURRENTS IN NATIONAL RETIREMENT INCOME POLICY
11. Analytical Framework for Retirement Policy Decisions
12. Reforming Social Security?
13. Individual Social Security Retirement Accounts

Contributors
Index