Republic of Korea : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

March 19, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper highlights that the authorities in the Republic of Korea recognize the pension policy challenges ahead, and a first wave of reforms has already been launched. Despite the reforms to date, much remains to be done. Without further reforms, the public pension systems in Korea are not financially sustainable. This paper considers options for moving to a funded first-pillar pension system. The main results show that a sustainable, funded pension system can be achieved in Korea with reasonably modest changes to key parameters and extra financing.

Series:

Country Report No. 03/80

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

March 19, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451822137/1934-7685

Stock No:

1KOREA0022003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

68

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