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Pension systems in 27 EU countries


  • Poteraj, Jarosław


The following book comprises the Introduction, three chapters and the Conclusion. In the Introduction the author describes general issues concerned with the development of pension systems in Europe. The contents of Chapter I is presentation of system concepts of Bismarck, Beveridge, Friedman-Piñera, the World Bank, and the European Union. Chapter II is devoted to pension systems in particular Member States of the European Union. Each country is presented in the following order: 1) General information about the country, 2) Historic development of the pension system, 3) The present state of the pension system, and 4) Challenges and planned changes in the pension system. The data concerned with the development and functioning of pension systems in particular countries are included in Chapter III. In the Conclusion the author refers to research objectives presented in the Introduction and presents his reflections on the development and future of pension systems in the Member States of the European Union.

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  • Poteraj, Jarosław, 2008. "Pension systems in 27 EU countries," MPRA Paper 31053, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:31053

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    pension systems; EU; old age;

    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • G23 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Non-bank Financial Institutions; Financial Instruments; Institutional Investors
    • J32 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Nonwage Labor Costs and Benefits; Retirement Plans; Private Pensions


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