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Pension Sharing
Pension Sharing

Author(s): Jaroslav Vostatek
Subject(s): Gender Studies, Welfare systems, Fiscal Politics / Budgeting, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Masarykova univerzita
Keywords: old-age pensions; widow pensions; gender gap; pension rights for divorcees; pension sharing;
Summary/Abstract: A proposal to introduce sharing of assessment base by spouses in the Czech social pension insurance is confronted with the pension theory and policy. The proposed “joint social insurance" should arise automatically, with the option of cancellation based on an agreement. The case has primarily confirmed the need to respect the basic concept of public pensions in the given country. The concept of pensions as entitlements of individuals, and not families, is in conflict with the mentioned proposal which cannot be overcome in the conditions of the complicated defined benefit system. After a potential transition to a notional defined contribution system the sharing of pensions would be feasible - but not necessary.

  • Page Range: 207-214
  • Page Count: 8
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: English