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Retirement pensions

Jochen Clasen

in Reforming European Welfare States: Germany and the United Kingdom Compared

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199270712
eISBN:
9780191603266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270716.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The chapter discusses three periods of policy change in the field of pension policy. It explains basic parameters of public pension systems and the scope of private provision, comparing contemporary ... More


Reforming European Welfare States: Germany and the United Kingdom Compared

Jochen Clasen

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199270712
eISBN:
9780191603266
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199270716.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The book investigates the processes of welfare state reform in the UK and Germany between the late 1970s and 2003. Adopting a programme-level perspective, it systematically compares processes of ... More


A short history of annuities

Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks

in Annuity Markets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216994
eISBN:
9780191711978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216994.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter documents the historical development of annuity markets and provides examples of annuities from classical times up to the present day. It summarizes the system of pension provision in ... More


Introduction and the context of annuity markets

Edmund Cannon and Ian Tonks

in Annuity Markets

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199216994
eISBN:
9780191711978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199216994.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This introductory chapter starts by examining the general approach of public policy towards pensions. It discusses the impending pensions crisis: the changing demographic profile in many economies, ... More


Promoting the Multi-Pillar Model? The EU and the Development of Funded Pension Schemes

Karen Anderson

in Promoting Solidarity in the European Union

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583188
eISBN:
9780191594502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583188.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, EU Law

This chapter investigates the ways in which European integration is shaping the development of national pension systems in the EU. It begins with a brief discussion of the variable forms of ... More


Between Scylla and Charybdis: Improving the Cost Effectiveness of Public Pension Retirement Plans

M. Barton Waring

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Unless defined benefit pension plans are managed much better and more cost-effectively, they will be replaced by defined contribution plans. Benefit and contribution policies need to be carefully ... More


Securing Public Pension Promises through Funding

Olivia S. Mitchell and Kent Smetters

in The Pension Challenge: Risk Transfers and Retirement Income Security

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266913
eISBN:
9780191601323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266913.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines how public pension funds can be shielded from government inference in the investment process, and reviews initiatives developed in Canada, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, and ... More


Is there a Dutch Way to Pension Reform?

Gordon L. Clark

in Pension Security in the 21st Century: Redrawing the Public-Private Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199261765
eISBN:
9780191601248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261768.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines whether the Dutch pension system is prepared to meet the demands of changing labour markets and an aging population. The stock market crisis in 2002 exposed the vulnerability of ... More


Private Pensions as Partial Substitute for Public Pensions in Germany

Gordon L. Clark

in Pension Security in the 21st Century: Redrawing the Public-Private Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199261765
eISBN:
9780191601248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261768.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explores pension reform in Germany. It begins with a brief overview of the institutional structure of the system of old age protection. Recent pension debates are discussed, and the ... More


Chapter Chapter Looking Backward, Looking Forward: Where is Pension Policy Headed?

James A. Klein

in Reinventing the Retirement Paradigm

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199284603
eISBN:
9780191603013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199284601.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In the future, the retirement paradigm will be reinvented because people and entities directly engaged in designing and sponsoring plans, as well as those benefiting from plans, will make countless ... More


Pensions: The European Debate

Gordon L. Clark

in Pension Security in the 21st Century: Redrawing the Public-Private Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199261765
eISBN:
9780191601248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261768.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the policy directions of pension reform in the EU. Discussions taking place at the European level propose incremental changes rather than radical reform, with attempts being ... More


Gender, pensions and the lifecourse: How pensions need to adapt to changing family forms

Jay Ginn

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343383
eISBN:
9781447302421
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343383.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

An emerging consensus sees British pension policy as unravelling. Yet the gender impact of expanding private pension provision and relying increasingly on means-testing has been largely overlooked. ... More


Pension Reform in Sweden and the Changing Boundaries between Public and Private

Gordon L. Clark

in Pension Security in the 21st Century: Redrawing the Public-Private Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199261765
eISBN:
9780191601248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261768.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explores the impact of pension reform in Sweden. It begins with a description of the background of the reform and its elements, including the funded-component and its organisation. The ... More


Pension Security in the 21st Century: Redrawing the Public-Private Debate

Gordon L. Clark and Noel Whiteside (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199261765
eISBN:
9780191601248
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199261768.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book focuses on how Europe and the United States are dealing with the demographic, financial, and political pressures on pension security. It seeks to explore the links between two spheres often ... More


Social Policy: Transforming Pensions, Challenging Health Care?

Markus Haverland

in Germany, Europe, and the Politics of Constraint

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262955
eISBN:
9780191734465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262955.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter analyses the Europeanization of German social policy, focusing on the sectors of old-age pensions and health care. It begins by establishing the specific properties of German social ... More


Sequences of Active Policy Dismantling? Path Dependency in Pension Reform Processes

Sophie Schmitt

in Dismantling Public Policy: Preferences, Strategies, and Effects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199656646
eISBN:
9780191746000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199656646.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Economy

This chapter seeks to shed light on the processes of active policy dismantling by focusing on the field of pension politics in Italy and Switzerland. Political decision makers in both countries have ... More


Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Jochen Clasen (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The book compares attitudes towards public and private welfare as well as developments in three social policy domains in the United Kingdom and Germany since the 1990s. Focusing on aspects such as ... More


Establishing Pension Investment Policy

August Baker, Dennis E. Logue, and Jack S. Rader

in Managing Pension and Retirement Plans: A Guide for Employers, Administrators, and Other Fiduciaries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195165906
eISBN:
9780199835508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516590X.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the key elements of investment policy as they relate to asset pools of pension plans and the goals of funding pension liabilities in a cost-efficient manner for defined benefit ... More


The Role of Unions in the Twenty-first Century: A Report for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti

Tito Boeri, Agar Brugiavini, and Lars Calmfors (eds)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246588
eISBN:
9780191596001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246580.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Current theories of unions are mainly theories of what unions were and did rather than theories of what unions will be and will do. Thus, the purpose of this book is to help make ... More


The impact of the new public and private pension settlements in Britain and Germany on citizens’ income in old age

Paul Bridgen and Traute Meyer

in Converging Worlds of Welfare?: British and German Social Policy in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199584499
eISBN:
9780191728792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199584499.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter uses policy simulation to illustrate the scale and nature of the institutional changes made to the German and British pension systems by reforms undertaken in the first decade of the new ... More


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