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Reforming Pensions in Europe : Evolution of Pension Financing and Sources of Retirement Income - Gerry Hughes

Reforming Pensions in Europe : Evolution of Pension Financing and Sources of Retirement Income

By: Gerry Hughes (Editor)

Hardcover ISBN: 9781843765226
Number Of Pages: 305

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Since the early 1990s the countries of the European Union and Central and Eastern Europe have been involved in the process of reforming their retirement income systems. The principal objective of these reforms is to contain the cost of pay-as-you-go public pension in the face of ageing populations. Many of the reforms involve greater reliance on personal saving and the development of capital markets to fund private pension arrangements. The contributors from Europe and the United States demonstrate the complexity of pension provision and reform, and highlight the dangers of focusing on one particular model. They consider critical issues and debates about how to finance pensions, present evidence on the effects of pension reform on the incomes of the elderly, set out objectives to ensure intergenerational equity in public pensions and examine different pathways to pension coverage. They also argue that recent reforms in Europe may have the effect of reducing the incomes of future pensioners while exposing them to uninsurable risks associated with private pensions. This volume addresses a pervasive and increasingly important issue by identifying differences in pension systems throughout the EU and Europe as a whole, and proposing various reforms and solutions to to the emerging problem of pension provision. It should be a useful reference for academics, economists, policymakers and government agencies concerned with the evolution and reform of pensions, and with social and economic development in general.

List of Figuresp. vii
List of Tablesp. viii
List of Contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Introductionp. 1
Pension Reforms: Issues and Debates
The 2001 Pension Reform Act in Germany and Income in Old Agep. 11
Are the UK's Pension Objectives Attainable?p. 39
Pension Privatisation in Hungary and Poland: A Comparative Overviewp. 55
Labour Cost, Social Security and Employee Severance Fundsp. 73
Pension Reforms and Incomes of the Elderly
The Impact of Pension Reforms on Older People's Income: A Comparative Viewp. 105
Income of Retired Persons in Ireland: Some Evidence from Household Budget Surveysp. 139
Financing Pensions by Stealth: The Anglo-American Model and the Cost and Distribution of Tax Benefits for Private Pensionsp. 163
Labour Market Changes and Pension Entitlement in France: What Prospects?p. 193
Germany's Pension Reform in 2001: More or Less Gender Equality?p. 207
Occupational Pensions in Sweden from a Gender Perspectivep. 225
Changing forms of Solidarity
Intergenerational Equity and Pension Reformp. 247
Pathways to Pension Coveragep. 285
Indexp. 301
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ISBN: 9781843765226
ISBN-10: 1843765225
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 305
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64

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