The Role of the State in Pension Provision: Employer, Regulator, Provider

Editors: Hughes, Gerard, Stewart, Jim (Eds.)

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This book deals with the role of the State in pension provision as an employer, regulator and provider. Part I deals with problems and reforms of public sector pension systems in OECD countries. The countries covered are Denmark, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, and the USA. Part II considers the regulation of occupational pension schemes in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and whether there is still a role for the State in providing earnings-related pensions in the United Kingdom. Part III presents demographic projections for the next half-century, using Ireland as an example, looks at some of the options which have been used in Finland, and proposed in the United States, to cope with population ageing, and examines issues of intergenerational equity which are posed by these options.
All the chapters deal with recent reforms. The chapters are written by acknowledged experts in their field who are independent of both the pensions industry and Government. Hence the chapters provide an informed critical account of current developments in relation to the reform of occupational pension schemes in the public sector and of the debate about the State's role as a regulator of private pension schemes and a provider of pensions based on the social insurance principal.
The book is important as a source of information about pension schemes in OECD countries. It shows that there is not a unique model of occupational pension provision for public sector employees and that the pension benefits which are provided in different countries are quite variable. It also shows that public sector occupational pension systems have changed and are in the process of considerable further change in a number of OECD countries.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Increasing Pension Costs and the Complexity of the State’s Role

    Hughes, Gerard (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Public Service Pension Arrangements in Developed Countries

    Davies, Bryn

    Pages 7-13

  • The Politics of Public Service Pensions

    Overbye, Einar

    Pages 15-30

  • Privatization of Public Service Pensions in the Netherlands

    Lutjens, Erik

    Pages 31-36

  • Funding Public Service Pensions in Denmark

    Østrup, Finn

    Pages 37-42

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of the State in Pension Provision: Employer, Regulator, Provider
Editors
  • Gerard Hughes
  • Jim Stewart
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-6789-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-6789-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8433-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-5076-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 161
Topics