Annuity Markets in Comparative Perspective – Do Consumers Get Their Money’s Worth?

Year Published 2000
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Discussion papers
File type: PDF
Theme(s): Employment & labour markets, Finance, Labour


This paper summarizes preliminary results of a continuing research project that attempts to analyze annuity markets in some countries around the world. These include Australia, Canada, Chile, Israel, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK. The main focus is on understanding whether annuity markets can be relied upon to provide reliable retirement income at reasonable prices.

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