Reforming the public/private pension mix: industrial relations, trade unions and occupational pensions

onsdag, 28 februar 2018

Anne Skevik Grødem, Anniken Hagelund og Jon M. Hippe har sammen med Christine Trampusch vært redaktører for et nummer av Transfer: European Review of Labour and Research.

The February 2018 issue of Transfer, the European Review of Labour and Research, aims to provide more insight into the variation in coverage, design and quality of pension arrangements across Europe, with a focus on the politics of occupational pension development, including the role of the social partners.
Concerns about demographic ageing, combined with low growth scenarios and a general pressure to limit welfare spending, have led to retrenchments in old-age public pensions in many countries. Contrary to what had been hoped, and perhaps expected, occupational pensions have not always expanded to fill the gap. A general finding of this special issue is that in countries where higher coverage rates are reached, such as Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands, this has happened either through legislation or through collective agreements. Another conclusion is that under certain conditions employers can become allies for politicians who aim to push social responsibilities from states to markets. What is more, in many countries the finance industry plays an active role in trying to encourage the growth of occupational pensions.

Redaktørene har skrevet introduksjonsartikkelen: Beyond coverage: the politics of occupational pensions and the role of trade unions. Introduction to special issue.

I tillegg har Axel West Pedersen, Jon M Hippe, Anne Skevik Grødem og Ole Beier Sørensen skrevet om Trade unions and the politics of occupational pensions in Denmark and Norway.

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