The Role of the State in Pension Provision: Employer, Regulator, Provider by Gerard Hughes
This book deals with the role of the State in pension provision as an employer, regulator and provider. Part I deals with problems and refor ms of public sector pension systems in OECD countries. The countries c overed 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 Un ited Kingdom. Part III presents demographic projections for the next h alf-century, using Ireland as an example, looks at some of the options which have been used in Finland, and proposed in the United States, t o cope with population ageing, and examines issues of intergenerationa l equity which are posed by these options.
Part I The State as Employer. 1. Increasing Pension Costs and the Complexity of the State's Role; G. Hughes, J. Stewart. 2. Public Service Pension Arrangements in Developed Countries; B. Davies. 3. The Politics of Public Service Pensions; E. Overbye. 4. Privatization of Public Service Pensions in the Netherlands; E. Lutjens. 5. Funding Public Service Pensions in Denmark; F. Ostrup. 6. The Debate on Pension Funding for the Public Service in Germany; D. Kniep-Taha. 7. Reform of Pensions for Federal Government Employees in the United States; J.A. Turner, D.M. Rajnes. Part II: The State as Pension Regulator. 8. Regulation of Pensions in the U.K.; S. Ward. 9. Supplementary Pensions in Britain: Is There Still a Role for the State? T. Lynes. 10. Dutch Government Proposals on Earnings-Related Pensions and Mandatory Participation; E. Lutjens. Part III: The State as Pension Provider. 11. Demographic Projections and Population Ageing in Ireland; P. Connell, J. Stewart. 12. The Effects of Indexation Reform on Old-Age Pension Benefits and Pension Expenditure in Finland; T. Christiansson. 13. U.S. Social Security Reform and Intergenerational Equity; T. Ghilarducci. 14. A New Social Security: Traditional Social Security Plus a Pension Supplement; Yung-Ping Chen. Index.