Wharton Pension Research Council Working Papers
 

Title

Unifying Pension Schemes in Japan: Toward a Single Scheme for Both Civil Servants and Private Employees

Document Type

Working Paper

Date of this Version

10-1-2008

Abstract

A topic of long-standing discussion in Japan has been how to equitably merge the retirement plans for civil servants and private employees, which in the past have been managed separately. Recent legislation sought to unify social security pension schemes for all employees, by extending the coverage of the Japanese Employees’ Pension Insurance Scheme which covers private employees to include civil servants as well. We describe how Japanese social security pension schemes have evolved, the forces driving the merger of these plans, and what future prospects may be.

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

WP2008-24

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 author and not of the institutions with whom the author is affiliated.

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Date Posted: 09 August 2019