978-90-411-0351-2 / 9789041103512

Adapting to Change:Occupational Pension Schemes, Women and Migrant Workers (Kluwer Sovac Series on Social Security)





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As the end of the century rapidly approaches, the Member States of the European Union (EU) are grappling with the form and operation of their pension regimes. Over the last decades, a number of developments have challenged the pension schemes which the Member States of the EU put in place in the period following the Second World War. The increase in economic activity undertaken by women, the internationalisation of the market and increasing numbers of individuals seeking employment outside their own states, and demographic developments all suggest that future numbers of people in retirement will greatly increase while the working population shrinks. These developments have prompted some to propose that the Member States undertake a radical overhaul of their retirement provisions and replace the current pay-as-you-go= schemes with pre-funded employer-based occupational provisions. Adapting to Change: Occupational Pension Schemes, Women and Migrant Workers examines occupational pension schemes in the UK, the Netherlands, and Germany--Member States of the EU with the most developed systems of occupational retirement provisions-from the perspective of their ability to provide women and international migrant workers with adequate levels of retirement income. The work clearly sets out its conclusions, including an assessment of the advisability of occupational provisions. This lucid, well-supported book will appeal to and inform academics and policymakers interested in pension schemes or related aspects of economics or history.

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