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Welfare Reform on the Web (November 2008): Pensions - overseas

Argentine pension funds forced to shed foreign assets

J. Webber & S. Fidler

Financial Times, 29th October 2008, p. 7

The Argentinian government has issued an order to pension funds to repatriate funds to support the peso. The move is a prelude to a proposed nationalisation of private pension funds.

Pension power: unions, pension funds, and social investment in Canada

I. Carmichael

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005

This book argues that unions could, and should, have more control over their members' pension funds, and examines the effect of worker control over pension fund investment through social investments by 20 union pension funds in Concert Properties Real Estate Corporation.

The relevance of the concept of path dependence in path-breaking retirement protection reforms in Hong Kong and urban China

S.W.K. Yu

Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, vol. 24, 2008, p. 191-198

Path-breaking reforms of the retirement pension systems have been launched in both Hong Kong and urban China. In 2000, the Hong Kong government introduced the first compulsory retirement saving scheme designed to protect the entire population, the Mandatory Provident Fund. Since the 1980s, the Chinese government has been attempting to develop a multi-pillar pension system to replace the one dominated by state-owned enterprises before the move to a market-based economic system.

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