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The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Gary Anderson

Olivia S. Mitchell (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

People covered by public pensions are often the subject of ‘pension envy’, that is, their benefits might seem more generous and their contributions lower than those offered by the private sector. Yet ... More


The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Olivia S. Mitchell

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/9780199573349.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Pension systems are a central component of the compensation package for workers in virtually every developed nation, and nowhere are they more important than for public sector employees. The growth ... More


Reforming the German Civil Servant Pension Plan

Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Ralph Rogalla

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/9780199573349.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter analyzes the risks and rewards of moving from an unfunded defined benefit pension system to a funded plan for civil servants in Germany, allowing for alternative portfolio mixes using a ... More


The Comparative Political Economy of Pension Reform

John Myles and Paul Pierson

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This is the first of three chapters on the distinctive policy dynamics of particular areas of social provision. In their chapter on the dynamics of pension reform, Myles and Pierson stress a key ... More


Unifying Pension Schemes in Japan: Toward a Single Scheme for Both Civil Servants and Private Employees

Junichi Sakamoto

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/9780199573349.003.0011
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

A topic of long-standing discussion in Japan has been how to equitably merge the retirement plans for civil servants and private employees, which in the past have been managed separately. Recent ... More


Italy: From Bismarckian Pensions to Multipillarization under Adverse Conditions

Matteo Jessoula

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/9780199586028.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

In Italy, the move from a dominant public pension pillar based on a pay-as-you-go-financed Bismarckian social insurance towards a multipillar system is an instructive example of a ‘top-down’ process ... 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


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


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


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


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


Towards German liberalism and British social democracy: the evolution of two public occupational pension regimes from 1945 to 2009

Traute Meyer and Paul Bridgen

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/9780199584499.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter assesses the evolution of public and occupational pension regimes in Britain and Germany from 1945 to 2009 in relation to the conservative and liberal welfare state regimes and the ... More


Public Pension Entitlements and the Distribution of Wealth

Joachim R. Frick and Markus M. Grabka

in Income Inequality: Economic Disparities and the Middle Class in Affluent Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804778244
eISBN:
9780804786751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804778244.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Pension entitlements—whether statutory, occupational, or private—represent a considerable source of wealth. But despite the importance of this wealth component in obtaining unbiased wealth estimates, ... 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


Retirement Guarantees in Mandatory Defined Contribution Systems

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:
10.1093/0199266913.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses the guarantees offered under mandatory defined contribution (DC) plans around the world. It argues that DC guarantees must be affordable to be credible. When guarantees are ... More


The debate about public service occupational pension reform

Brunsdon Edward and May Margaret

in Social Policy Review 23: Analysis and Debate in Social Policy, 2011

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428301
eISBN:
9781447303503
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428301.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter examines the arguments for and against the reform of public service occupational pension schemes. It notes that various journalist, politicians and employer's organisations have been ... More


What Is the Future of the Defined Contribution Paradigm?

Edward A. Zelinsky

in The Origins of the Ownership Society: How the Defined Contribution Paradigm Changed America

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195339352
eISBN:
9780199855407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339352.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

In the private sector, the expansion of the individual account paradigm will continue in the years ahead without significant controversy or impediment. In contrast, there will be increasing ... More


Integrating Payouts: Annuity Design and Public Pension Benefits in Mandatory Defined Contribution Plans

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:
10.1093/0199266913.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines alternative annuity designs, and the interactions between annuity preference and publicly provided safety net support. It is shown that with a minimum pension guarantee, the ... More


Further Evidence on Fertility, Education, and Child Labour

Alessandro Cigno and Furio Camillo Rosati

in The Economics of Child Labour

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199264452
eISBN:
9780191602511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199264457.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The authors investigate whether the educational and child labour effects of realized fertility uncovered by the study reported in Ch. 5 can be given a causal interpretation. They then go on to review ... More


Effects on Financial Sustainability and Reform Goals

Melissa Sodeman

in Reassembling Social Security: A Survey of Pensions and Health Care Reforms in Latin America

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199644612
eISBN:
9780191807022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199644612.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Supporters of structural reform claim that shifting from a public to a private system makes pensions financially sustainable, improves the punctuality of contribution payments, eliminates pension ... More


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