Anderson: Pension Policy

ABSTRACT:

This article examines why and how the first pension policies were adopted in North America, Europe, and the Antipodes, identifies what the most salient dimensions of pension policy are, and discusses national policy responses to the challenges of ageing, changing employment patterns, and fiscal austerity. The article also analyzes the most important explanations for crossnational differences in pension policy. The discussion centers on the affluent democracies, with references to developing countries where relevant.

 

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