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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


The Public–Private Pension Mix and Old Age Income Inequality in Europe

Bernhard Ebbinghaus and Jörg Neugschwender

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/9780199586028.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This comparative chapter by Ebbinghaus and Neugschwender discusses the institutional differences in the public–private mix, distinguishing mature from emerging multipillar systems and hybrid from ... More


The Changing Public–Private Pension Mix in Europe: From Path Dependence to Path Departure

Bernhard Ebbinghaus and Mareike Gronwald

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/9780199586028.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter by Ebbinghaus and Gronwald provides a comparative historical analysis mapping the cross-national institutional diversity in the evolution of pension systems in ten European countries. ... More


The Varieties of Pension Governance: Pension Privatization in Europe

Bernhard Ebbinghaus (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199586028
eISBN:
9780191725586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586028.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The ongoing privatization of pensions – the shift from state to private responsibility for old age retirement income – raises fundamental issues of social and participatory rights. While ... 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


The Structure of Pension Provision in Twelve OCED Countries

E. Philip Davis

in Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198293040
eISBN:
9780191684944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293040.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

This chapter discusses the situations of twelve major countries that are members of the OECD — the USA, the UK, Germany, Japan, Canada, the Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Australia, ... More


France: Promoting Funded Pensions in Bismarckian Corporatism?

Marek Naczyk and Bruno Palier

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/9780199586028.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Following the Bismarckian social insurance tradition, the post-war pension system of France has been characterized by occupational fragmentation, its strong reliance on pay-as-you-go financing, and ... More


The Economics of Social-Security Pensions

E. Philip Davis

in Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198293040
eISBN:
9780191684944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293040.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

Conventionally, pension funds are perceived as a part of a system for providing income to those of old age in which the other components include earnings-related social security, either provided to ... More


Pension Design: The Options

Nicholas Barr

in The Welfare State as Piggy Bank: Information, Risk, Uncertainty, and the Role of the State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246595
eISBN:
9780191595936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246599.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter sets out the wide range of options for pension design – funded or Pay‐As‐You‐Go, public or private, defined‐contribution or defined‐benefit – drawing on economic theory, the experience ... More


Chapter Chapter Profitable Prudence: The case for Public Profitable Prudence: The case for Public Employer Defined Benefit Plans

Gary W. Anderson and Keith Brainard

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:
10.1093/0199284601.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter focuses on the lessons private industry could learn from state and local government pensions, It begins with a brief history of public pensions. It then compares public and private ... More


Chapter Chapter The Future of Pensions in Canada

Silvana Pozzebon

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:
10.1093/0199284601.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the resilience of the two key components of the Canadian retirement income system: the Old Age Security (OAS) program and the compulsory, pay-as-you-go earnings-related scheme. ... More


Chapter Chapter Reality Testing for Pension Reform

Pamela Perun and C. Eugene Steuerle

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:
10.1093/0199284601.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

There are two very different types of proposals for private pension system change that have been put before Congress. The first type of change can be seen in the Pension Preservation and Savings ... More


Global Finance and German Accounting Rules

Gordon L. Clark

in European Pensions & Global Finance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253647
eISBN:
9780191719752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253647.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Like France and Italy, Germany will be severely affected by an ageing population and the underfunding of social insurance and related retirement benefits. While there is considerable pride in Otto ... More


Stakeholders, Shareholders, and German Co-determination

Gordon L. Clark

in European Pensions & Global Finance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253647
eISBN:
9780191719752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253647.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter discusses the reconfiguration of corporate decision-making in Germany, focusing on employer-sponsored pensions, their management, and their investment protocols given the Anglo-American ... More


Unions' Involvement in the Welfare State

Tito Boeri, Agar Brugiavini, Lars Calmfors, Alison Booth, Michael Burda, Daniele Checchi, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Richard Freeman, Pietro Garibaldi, Bertil Holmlund, Robin Naylor, Martin Schludi, Thierry Verdier, and Jelle Visser

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

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246588
eISBN:
9780191596001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246580.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Shows that there are important correlations between the unions' strength and activities and their welfare outcomes. The chapter provides a taxonomy of the large differences across countries in ... More


Pension Funds in Developing Countries

E. Philip Davis

in Pension Funds: Retirement-Income Security and Capital Markets: An International Perspective

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198293040
eISBN:
9780191684944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198293040.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Public and Welfare

While several economic issues are brought about by the various developments of pension funds, it is important to consider that issues similar to these also emerge for least developed countries ... More


Private Retirement Benefits

Robert B. Hudson

in Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195173727
eISBN:
9780199893218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0078
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter reviews the place of private pensions in the overall retirement income picture, recent trends in private pension coverage, and the adequacy of private pensions in helping to meet the ... 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


Epilogue: Pension Futures

Gordon L. Clark

in European Pensions & Global Finance

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199253647
eISBN:
9780191719752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199253647.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter summarises the major findings of the book regarding the tensions between the European pension systems and global finance. First, the European nation-state is an increasingly fragile ... 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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