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Impact of the National Pension Fund on the Suitability of Elderly Pensions in Thailand

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This study combines a traditional hypothetical worker approach with the techniques of stochastic forecasting to provide a better sense about the suitability of the pension system for formal sector private workers in Thailand. With regard to the proposed defined-contribution pension, we find that workers with a 40-year career can only expect a median replacement rate of approximately 13–14¬†percent of their final 5¬†years of income. Most of the pension benefits will still likely come from the unsustainable defined-benefit pension system and further reforms will be needed to maintain suitable pensions.
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Keywords: H55; Thailand; defined-contribution pension; pension suitability; stochastic forecast

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, 7-22-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-8677, Japan

Publication date: March 1, 2009

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