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Pensions: The European Debate

Gordon L. Clark

in Pension Security in the 21st Century

Published in print November 2003 | ISBN: 9780199261765
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601248 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199261768.003.0003
 Pensions: The European Debate

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This chapter examines the policy directions of pension reform in the EU. Discussions taking place at the European level propose incremental changes rather than radical reform, with attempts being made to reconcile apparently contradictory objectives (collective solidarity and market forces). This in turn, touches on the close link between the problem of pensions and employment strategies.

Keywords: pension reform policy; European Union; single market; economic stability; monetary stability

Chapter.  8051 words. 

Subjects: Financial Markets

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