Pension Systems: Sustainability and Distributional Effects in Germany and the United Kingdom

Pension Systems: Sustainability and Distributional Effects in Germany and the United Kingdom

by Birgit Mattil

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Pension Systems: Sustainability and Distributional Effects in Germany and the United Kingdom by Birgit Mattil

Recently, policy debate and comparative research on old-age pensions have focused on the financial sustainability of pension systems in the face of demographic change. This study, however, also takes into account distributional effects involved in pension system structures. Theoretical, institutional and empirical analyses are combined to form a comprehensive framework for evaluating financial sustainability and distributional effects of the pension systems implemented in Germany and the United Kingdom. Along with projections of demographic trends and future public pension expenditure, the empirical results on old-age incomes and their distribution allow for identifying a number of reform options for each pension system to improve their financial or distributional results.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783790816754
Publisher: Physica-Verlag HD
Publication date: 02/27/2006
Series: Contributions to Economics
Edition description: 2006
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Objectives of pension systems.- Determining factors for sustainability and distributional effects of pension systems.- The macroeconomic and social environment of Germany and the United Kingdom.- Comparative description of the pension systems in Germany and the United Kingdom.- Empirical analysis of the income situation of the elderly in Germany and the United Kingdom.- Sustainability and distributional perspectives of the German and the United Kingdom pension system.- Final remarks.

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