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Explaining Europeans' preferences for pension provision

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  • van Groezen, Bas
  • Kiiver, Hannah
  • Unger, Brigitte

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This paper analyses which factors are most important for explaining why people in fifteen European countries prefer either public, occupational or private pension provision. We make a distinction between personal characteristics such as age, gender and occupation, nationality and the actual, current kind of pension provision that respondents have. Using a large European survey, we find that although all three types of variables are important, the current pension provision and nation-specific effects have a much stronger effect than personal characteristics.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Journal of Political Economy.

Volume (Year): 25 (2009)
Issue (Month): 2 (June)
Pages: 237-246

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Handle: RePEc:eee:poleco:v:25:y:2009:i:2:p:237-246

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Keywords: Attitude Opinion Pensions Welfare state;

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Cited by:
  1. David Hollanders & Barbara Vis, 2013. "Voters’ commitment problem and reforms in welfare programs," Public Choice, Springer, vol. 155(3), pages 433-448, June.
  2. Yosr Abid Fourati & Cathal O'Donoghue, 2009. "Eliciting Individual Preferences for Pension Reform," CESifo Working Paper Series 2770, CESifo Group Munich.
  3. Peeters, Marga, 2011. "“Better Safe than Sorry” - Individual Risk-free Pension Schemes in the European Union - Macroeconomic Benefits, the Mobile Working Citizen’s Perspective and Why Nots," MPRA Paper 33571, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Bresser, J.R. de, 2013. "Between goals and expectations. Essays on pensions and retirement," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-5930485, Tilburg University.
  5. Marga Peeters, 2012. "Better Safe than Sorry - Individual Risk-free Pension Schemes in the European Union," Contemporary Economics, University of Finance and Management in Warsaw, vol. 6(3), September.

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