By Camila Arza, Martin Kohli
This new booklet presents a cross-country comparative research of the main concerns shaping the most recent pension reforms in Europe: political video games, welfare versions and pathways, inhabitants reactions, and saw and anticipated outcomes.
Pension reform has been a best coverage precedence for ecu governments within the final decade. getting old populations, altering labour marketplace styles and the method of ecu integration are the ‘irresistible forces’ pushing for reform during the area.
The Political financial system of Pension Reform evaluates the political forces that make pension reform possible in numerous nationwide and institutional contexts and the character of political offers, actors and cleavages surrounding coverage swap. the quantity additionally examines the character and results of pension reform studies in Europe, looking for an answer to the monetary problem posed via transforming into pension budgets. through addressing the character of swap, the pathways of reform, and the results of the recent pension combine within the zone, the authors finish with an research of people’s perceptions and attitudes in the direction of pension coverage and their reputation or another way of alternative reform recommendations.
This publication could be of curiosity to scholars and students of overseas political financial system, ecu politics, and social policy.
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The chapters in this section address the nature of change in terms of models, principles, ideas and discourses, as well as in terms of their effects on poverty, income distribution and gender inequality. Camila Arza (Chapter 6) evaluates the distributional principles of pension policy, and shows how recent reforms have modified the stratification goals that have long characterised countries and pension schemes in well-defined clusters. The chapter analyses four countries belonging to different ‘worlds of welfare’ as well as to different pension system models (Bismarckian/Beveridgean), which have gone through major reforms in the past two decades (Italy, Sweden, Poland and the UK).
We focus here on the pension reform adopted in 1995 by the Dini ‘technocratic government’ (supported by a left-wing parliamentary majority) which followed the first, and more limited, Amato reform plan of 1992 and the failure of the Berlusconi reform in 1994. This new plan was the most ambitious to be approved to date in Italy (Ferrera and Jessoula 2005). All key actors in the policy-making network by now agreed on the need for an innovative rather than marginal consolidation of the pension system.
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Pension Reform in Europe: Politics, Policies and Outcomes by Camila Arza, Martin Kohli