Changing Work Patterns and the Reorganization of Occupational Pensions

Ewald Engelen

in The Oxford Handbook of Pensions and Retirement Income

Published in print July 2006 | ISBN: 9780199272464
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

 Changing Work Patterns and the Reorganization of Occupational Pensions

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Public pension systems are usually distinguished according to whether they are universal or contribution based. In the first instance access is determined by residency or nationality, implying that the subjects of insurance are either all legal residents or all citizens. In the second instance employment status is the determinant, implying that only workers have full access. This article focuses on the changes in the sectoral composition of economies, firm strategies, and labour markets respectively to argue that occupational pensions will gradually be transformed into individual saving accounts. It concludes with a brief discussion of the policy challenges and open research questions involved.

Keywords: work patterns; occupational pensions; pension reorganization; public pension system; insurance; labour markets

Article.  7992 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Business Ethics

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