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Learning from Welfare Reforms: The Case of Public Pensions

Tito Boeri, Agar Brugiavini, Lars Calmfors, Alison Booth, Michael Burda, Daniele Checchi, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Richard Freeman, Pietro Garibaldi, Bertil Holmlund, Robin Naylor, Martin Schludi, Thierry Verdier and Jelle Visser

in The Role of Unions in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246588
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596001 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199246580.003.0010
 Learning from Welfare Reforms: The Case of Public Pensions

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Provides a detailed account of the position of unions on pension reforms across Europe. This example is regarded as a major indicator establishing whether unions have a truly solidaristic approach in negotiating reforms or appear to be driven mainly by internal membership considerations and by a strong seniority bias.

Keywords: Europe; internal membership considerations; pension reforms; seniority bias; solidaristic approach

Chapter.  9512 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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