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The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform$
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Estelle James, Alejandra Edwards, and Rebeca Wong

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226392004

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226392028.001.0001

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The Gender Impact of Social Security Reform

Estelle James

Alejandra Cox Edwards

Rebeca Wong

University of Chicago Press

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's main purpose, which is to compare the impact of two types of social security systems: traditional, publicly managed, pay-as-you-go defined benefit plans versus newer multipillar systems that are partly pay-as-you-go and partly funded. The chapter then defines a few terms that will be used many times in the course of this book: defined-benefit plan, pay-as-you-go plan, and multipillar systems. The discussion then turns to the countries analyzed in this book (Chile, Argentina, and Mexico), the significance of gender impact, and some of the results obtained in the study. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Keywords:   social security systems, defined-benefit plan, pay-as-you-go plan, multipillar systems, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, gender impact

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