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Welfare Reform on the Web (November 2002): Pensions - Overseas

TOWARDS A NEW ROLE FOR OCCUPATIONAL PENSIONS IN CONTINENTAL EUROPE: ELEMENTS AND TECHNIQUES OF SOLIDARITY USED WITHIN FUNDED OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES

Y. Stevens, G. Gieselink and B. van Buggenhout

European Journal of Social Security, vol. 41, 2002, p. 25-53

The future debate on occupational pensions in continental Europe will no longer focus solely on the economic efficiency values of these pensions but on their role in the European social protection system. The European countries will develop an increasing number of technical rules imposing forms of equality and solidarity within occupational pension schemes. Paper examines the first signs of these changes.

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