TITLE

SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE AND (RELATIVELY) INEXPENSIVE: NEW ZEALAND RETIREMENT PROVISION IN THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

AUTHOR(S)
Rashbrooke, Geoff
PUB. DATE
August 2009
SOURCE
Social Policy Journal of New Zealand;Aug2009, Issue 36, p97
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The introduction of the defined contribution KiwiSaver scheme into the New Zealand retirement income policy landscape has caused some expressions of concern, particularly in the light of the associated government subsidies. This paper looks at the combination of KiwiSaver and the existing flat-rate universal NZ Superannuation in the context of international retirement income provision. It explores the rationale of KiwiSaver in terms of anticipated outcomes in combination with NZ Superannuation, and makes a case that New Zealand is well positioned compared to other countries, in terms of simplicity, effectiveness and cost.
ACCESSION #
48923992

 

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