Journal of Population Economics

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 73–78 | Cite as

Utilitarian pension and retirement policies under population ageing

  • William A. Jackson


Under population ageing some adjustment of pension and retirement policies will usually be required. This paper considers the issue within a simple utilitarian model, for alternative types of pension finance. When specific adjustments to population ageing are necessary, changes in the retirement age are preferred to changes in pensions or contributions.


Population Ageing Alternative Type Specific Adjustment Retirement Policy Utilitarian Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • William A. Jackson
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of YorkYorkUK

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