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Author Laursen, Thomas, author

Title Pension system viability and reform alternatives in the Czech Republic / prepared by Thomas Laursen
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, European I Department, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (44 pages) : illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/00/16
IMF working paper ; WP/00/16
Summary 1. Against the background of the Czech Republic's preparations for EU accession, the authorities have sharpened their focus on the medium- and long-term fiscal risks arising from widespread off-budget activities and large contingent liabilities as well as mounting pressures from mandatory expenditures. However, a strategy remains to be developed that would address the structural weaknesses in the budget and place public finances on a sound medium-term path. This would include reform of the social security system in general and the pension system in particular, where finances have been deteriorating in recent years and population aging represents an additional burden for the future. At the same time, the living standard of pensioners has been eroded in the 1990s and distortions and inequities in the system have emerged and lead to calls from recipients for urgent changes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 42-44)
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Subject Pensions -- Czech Republic.
Social security -- Czech Republic.
Form Electronic book
Author International Monetary Fund. European I Department, issuing body
ISBN 1281604364