Allocated Benefits


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Allocated Benefits

Payments that one receives from a defined benefits plan. Allocated benefits are gradually paid for as an employee makes payments into the plan throughout his/her working life. As a result, the employee is guaranteed the benefits regardless of what happens to the company for which he/she works.
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explores this development for what it reveals about international norm creation, which she argues occurs because states are motivated to send externally credible signals, even at certain compliance cost, in order to increase their share of such international allocated benefits as foreign aid, tourism, trade, membership in international organizations, etc.