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Welfare Reform on the Web (December 2003): Pensions - Overseas

WHEN IS A CHANGE BIG ENOUGH TO BE A SYSTEM SHIFT? SMALL SYSTEM-SHIFTING CHANGES IN GERMAN AND FINNISH PENSION POLICIES

K. Hinrichs and O. Kangas

Social Policy and Administration, Vol. 37, 2003, p.573-591

The article argues that incremental, gradual changes can lead to fundamental change without attracting much attention. The hypothesis is illustrated through case studies of pension reform policies in Germany and Finland.

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