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Japan :, Selected Issues

Japan has a universal public pension system. Social security spending is a key fiscal policy challenge in Japan. The 2004 pension reforms have increased the ratio of the government subsidy to the basic pension benefit. Three reform measures are necessary to improve pension finances: an increase in pension eligibility age, a reduction in the pension benefit, and an increase in contributions. Eliminating the preferential tax treatments of pension income and collecting pension contributions from dependent spouses could contribute to fiscal savings
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; Executive Summary; I. Options for Pension Reform in Japan; A. Introduction and Main Findings; Figures; I.1. Japan: Population Aging in Japan and OECD Countries; I.2. Japan: Social Security Spending; B. The Pension System and Past Reforms in Japan; I.3. Japan: Public Pension System; I.4. Japan: NP and EPI Pension Spending and Contributions, 2010-2100; C. Pension Reform Options to Reduce the Fiscal Burden; Tables; I.1. Japan: Options to Reduce Government Subsidy for Basic Pension; Raise Pension Eligibility Age; I.5. Japan: Life Expectancy after Pension Eligibility Age, 2000-30
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non fiction
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1 online resource (57 p.)
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