Swedish Pension Reform

Edward Palmer

in Social Security Pension Reform in Europe

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2002 | ISBN: 9780226241081
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226241913 | DOI:
Swedish Pension Reform

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This chapter discusses Swedish pension reform and what it means for individuals and for society at large. The whole reform package in Sweden represents a paradigm shift in thinking about public pension provision, and examining how the Swedish reform evolved is a valuable exercise in itself. Sweden's national defined contribution idea spread quickly, first to Latvia and Poland, then to a number of other countries, leading to the question: What is so enticing about this pay-as-you-go system? A commentary and discussion summary are also included at the end of the chapter.

Keywords: Sweden; public pension; pay-as-you-go system; national defined contribution

Chapter.  18709 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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