28 January 2020
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Longevity heterogeneity and pension design

IIASA researcher Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz will discuss redistributive effects of different pension systems by socioeconomic status at a workshop at the Université catholique de Louvain.

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In the matter of justice in pensions, so far, longevity heterogeneity has received little attention, despite its potentially strong (anti)redistributive role. If rich individuals live longer, they draw pension benefits longer than less wealthy people. Significant differences across socio-economic groups, measured by education, place of residence, income and occupation seem to be on the rise. Ceteris paribus, this could considerably erode the overall degree of intragenerational equity achieved via public pensions. this workshop will be dedicated to longevity heterogeneity and pension design. Organized by the Sustainable, Adequate and Safe Pensions Project at Université catholique de Louvain, this workshop will take place on 28 January 2020 in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. 

Senior Research Scholar Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz will give a presentation entitled "Redistributive effects of different pension systems varies by socioeconomic status". For many years, Fürnkranz-Prskawetz has been working in the field of the economics of population and individual ageing, long run economic growth, agent based models and environmental economics. She has published numerous articles in refereed scientific journals and edited special issues of economic and demographic journals. At IIASA she works on models of the interrelationship between population, the economy and environment.

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Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz

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Weber, D. & Loichinger, E. (2020). Live longer, retire later? Developments of healthy life expectancies and working life expectancies between age 50–59 and age 60–69 in Europe. European Journal of Ageing 10.1007/s10433-020-00592-5.

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