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The Evolution of Supplementary Pensions

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The Evolution of Supplementary Pensions

25 Years of Pension Reform

9781800372979 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by James Kolaczkowski, Senior Lecturer, Bristol Law School, Faculty of Business and Law, University of the West of England, UK, Michelle Maher, Programme Manager, See Her Elected (SHE), Ireland, Yves Stevens, Professor of Law and Jacob Werbrouck, KU Leuven, Belgium
Publication Date: January 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 297 9 Extent: c 544 pp
Presenting the evolution of supplementary pensions over the past 25 years, this comprehensive book introduces the origin of pensions as a concept and explores the role that international organisations play within the field. It draws comparisons between different welfare states, reflecting upon current research and identifying new directions and ideas.

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Presenting the evolution of supplementary pensions over the past 25 years, this comprehensive book introduces the origin of pensions as a concept and explores the role that international organisations play within the field. It draws comparisons between different welfare states, reflecting upon current research and identifying new directions and ideas.

Despite observing significant differences in the approaches to pension design, the book identifies common challenges, including the need to provide for an increasingly aging population, slow economic growth following the 2008 global financial crisis, the need for effective regulation, and increased labour market flexibility. Leading scholars analyse the experiences of a broad range of countries and offer insights into their responses to the numerous challenges faced by national pension systems. The book covers significant moments in pensions history following the World Bank’s 1994 report on Averting the Old Age Crisis, and subsequent responses to challenges posed by longevity and economic crises.
 
This book will be an ideal companion for academic researchers and financial law scholars interested in pensions and looking to develop an international perspective on the issue, as well as professionals in the pensions industry who are engaging with other countries and looking to develop their knowledge of overseas pension systems.
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‘An excellent book that summarizes 25 years of supplemental pension reforms in 15 OECD countries. Several chapters focus on important analytical issues, such as the role of international organizations in promoting change and how social reforms may win and maintain popular trust.’
– Mitchell A Orenstein, University of Pennsylvania, US

‘The expertise and deep insights of the 30 contributors covering more than 25 years of pensions policy development and implementation in 15 countries make this a book that anyone making or scrutinising pensions policy, legislating for it, regulating it or researching it should have in their library. The insights in the book will help the reader identify the many pitfalls to avoid, the many risks to manage and to consider how to build resilience into pension systems.’
– Philip Bennett, Durham Law School, UK
Contributors
Contributors include: Gabriel Amitsis, Kamila Bielawska, Bryn Davies, Inmaculada Domínguez Fabián, Arnauld D’Yvoire, Jonathan Barry Forman, Anna Gierusz, James Kolaczkowski, Patrycja Kowalczyk-Rólczyńska, Kati Kuitto, Susan Kuivalainen, Erik Lutjens, Dana M. Muir, Michelle Maher, Maria Clara Murteira, Sylwia Pieńkowska-Kamieniecka, Felice Roberto Pizzuti, Agnieszka Pobłocka, Michele Raitano, Joanna Ratajczak, Paul Roels, Joanna Rutecka-Góra, Jacques-Andre Schneider, Sally Shen, Heinz-Dietrich Steinmeyer, Yves Stevens, Marek Szczepański, John A. Turner, Emma Suzanne van Aggelen, Eskil Wadensjo, Jakob Markus Werbrouck

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