P. Bridgen and T. Meyer
West European Politics, vol. 32, 2009, p. 586-610
Occupational pension provision has been important in both the social-democratic Netherlands and liberal UK. In both countries, occupational pensions have been scaled back and responsibility for retirement provision transferred to the individual, leaving citizens at risk of being less well off in retirement. Exposure to the discipline of globalised financial markets, reinforced by national policy actors and international market regulators, made occupational pension schemes vulnerable to retrenchment regardless of whether they were embedded in a liberal or corporatist welfare state.