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Pension Policy in an Integrating Europe

Pension Policy in an Integrating Europe (Hardback)

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This book focuses on pension policies in Europe and interestingly includes comparisons both within the EU and between EU countries and the US. The authors show how different countries are confronted with similar problems and that comparison of national experiences may be of great help for the `open method of coordination' now adopted in the EU.



The papers deal mainly with the effects of the huge payroll taxes differentials between countries on individual retirement choices and the labour market, with taxation of contributions and pensions, and with the portability of occupational pensions. The main impact on labour supply is shown to be early retirement due to actuarially unfair pension formulae. The authors also argue that the US experience shows that taxation of contributions and savings for old-age may not generate the hoped for incentive effects, while an example of inconsistent taxation of pensions is offered by Germany. Finally, it is shown that limited portability of defined benefits plans does not appear to be a strong impediment to labour mobility in Europe.



Pension Policy in an Integrating Europe will be valued by scholars of both public policy, public finance and European studies, and those practitioners and policymakers involved in insurance in the EU.

BusinessFinance & accountingFinancePensionsHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentInternational relationsInternational institutions Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd Publication Date: 26/08/2003 ISBN-13: 9781843762546  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Edited by Onorato Castellino and Elsa Fornero, Center for Research on Pensions and Welfare Policies (CeRP), University of Turin, Italy

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