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Pensioner i utveckling

Svensson, David and Lindblom, Henrik (2004)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay is to summarize the on going debate concerning pension systems in the world. The questions asked were A) Can we identify any major trends in pension schemes regarding private/public components? B) How can we describe the underlying causes of their occurrence? The method used was to study, parts of, the written literature on the subject. What the writers of the essay found was that there is a global trend to replace defined benefit plans with defined contribution plans, and a tendency to shift towards private, as opposed to public, plans. We also found that the advice of the World Bank has been the focus of great attention, especially since the release of “Averting the Old Age Crisis”. We have also sought to give a... (More)
The purpose of this essay is to summarize the on going debate concerning pension systems in the world. The questions asked were A) Can we identify any major trends in pension schemes regarding private/public components? B) How can we describe the underlying causes of their occurrence? The method used was to study, parts of, the written literature on the subject. What the writers of the essay found was that there is a global trend to replace defined benefit plans with defined contribution plans, and a tendency to shift towards private, as opposed to public, plans. We also found that the advice of the World Bank has been the focus of great attention, especially since the release of “Averting the Old Age Crisis”. We have also sought to give a résumé of what have been the important points of contention in the debate. We have found that much of the reforms undertaken have aimed to emulate private scheme elements and incorporate them into public schemes. (Less)
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author
Svensson, David and Lindblom, Henrik
supervisor
organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358275
date added to LUP
2004-11-08
date last changed
2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay is to summarize the on going debate concerning pension systems in the world. The questions asked were A) Can we identify any major trends in pension schemes regarding private/public components? B) How can we describe the underlying causes of their occurrence? The method used was to study, parts of, the written literature on the subject. What the writers of the essay found was that there is a global trend to replace defined benefit plans with defined contribution plans, and a tendency to shift towards private, as opposed to public, plans. We also found that the advice of the World Bank has been the focus of great attention, especially since the release of “Averting the Old Age Crisis”. We have also sought to give a résumé of what have been the important points of contention in the debate. We have found that much of the reforms undertaken have aimed to emulate private scheme elements and incorporate them into public schemes.},
  author       = {Svensson, David and Lindblom, Henrik},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Pensioner i utveckling},
  year         = {2004},
}