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Report No. 42: Pension Systems in the EU – Contingent Liabilities and Assets in the Public and Private Sector


  • Eichhorst, Werner

    () (IZA)

  • Gerard, Maarten

    () (IDEA Consult)

  • Kendzia, Michael J.

    () ((CEE) Centre D'Ètudes de L'Emploi)

  • Mayrhuber, Christine

    () (WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research)

  • Nielsen, Conny


  • Rünstler, Gerhard

    () (WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research)

  • Url, Thomas

    () (WIFO - Austrian Institute of Economic Research)


Based on a study conducted for the European Parliament, Bonn 2011 (144 pages)

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  • Eichhorst, Werner & Gerard, Maarten & Kendzia, Michael J. & Mayrhuber, Christine & Nielsen, Conny & Rünstler, Gerhard & Url, Thomas, 2011. "Report No. 42: Pension Systems in the EU – Contingent Liabilities and Assets in the Public and Private Sector," IZA Research Reports 42, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  • Handle: RePEc:iza:izarrs:42

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