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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


Germany: Departing from Bismarckian Public Pensions

Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Mareike Gronwald, and Tobias Wiß

in The Varieties of Pension Governance: Pension Privatization in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586028
eISBN:
9780191725586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586028.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The chapter first reviews the emergence and change of the public–private pension mix in Germany, emphasizing the path-dependent but recent path-departing developments from the Bismarckian social ... More


Can personal pensions bridge the savings gap? Regulation and performance of personal pensions in Great Britain and Germany

Michaela Willert

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/9780199584499.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter’s main question is whether personal pensions are able to bridge the savings gap in Great Britain and in Germany. The savings gap is defined as gap between state pension income and the ... More


Public Policy and Retirement Saving Incentives in the United Kingdom

Woojen Chung, Richard Disney, Carl Emmerson, and Matthew Wakefield

in Pension Strategies in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062725
eISBN:
9780262272575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062725.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses how the UK government can encourage households to save for retirement, especially in a situation where many households rely on private pensions rather than social security for ... More


Choice and risk in pensions: gender and class inequalities

Jay Ginn

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

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343383
eISBN:
9781447302421
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343383.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter looks at pension choices and analyses class and gender inequalities in the ability to contribute to the expanding range of types of private pension. It uses data from the General ... More


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