Wharton Pension Research Council Working Papers
 

Title

The New Intersection on the Road to Retirement: Public Pensions, Economics, Perceptions, Politics, and Interest Groups

Document Type

Working Paper

Date of this Version

9-1-2008

Abstract

State and local pensions have been a cost-effective way to ensure that those retiring from public service will have adequate retirement income after a lifetime of work. Despite their strengths, opposition to public pensions has emerged in recent years. This chapter examines the economics of public pensions and outlines the role of public perceptions, politics, and interest groups in the public pension debate.

Comments

The published version of this Working Paper may be found in the 2009 publication: The Future if Public Employee Retirement Systems.

Working Paper Number

WP2008-12

Copyright/Permission Statement

© 2008 Pension Research Council of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. All rights reserved.

Acknowledgements

Opinions and errors are solely those of the authors and not of the institutions with whom the authors are affiliated. This research was presented at the 2008 Pension Research Council Symposium.

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Date Posted: 09 August 2019