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Rethinking the Welfare State

Rethinking the Welfare State

The Political Economy of Pension Reform

Edited by Martin Rein and Winfried Schmähl

In this book a distinguished group of contributors discuss the changing political economy of pension reform. They focus on those countries which have launched a significant reframing of their pension system. Each chapter provides a detailed review of recent pension reforms and offers institutional evidence of the extent to which these reforms suggest a redirection of the welfare state towards a more public-private mix of policies. The countries were selected to represent the variety of new directions which mature industrial countries as well as countries in transition have taken.

Chapter 8: Public Pension Reform and Contractual Agreements in Sweden: From Defined Benefit to Defined Contribution

Edward Palmer and Eskil Wadensjö

Subjects: economics and finance, public finance, welfare economics, social policy and sociology, economics of social policy, welfare states


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