Securing Pension Provision

Author: Catherine Blair
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137453974
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By comparing Germany, France, the UK and the USA this study explores how governments have tackled the increased pressure of financing state pensions. Specifically, it looks at the approach of each of these countries to raising the age of entitlement in order to understand the ways in which this policy was introduced in different countries.

Old Age Security

Author: Ramgopal Agarwala
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821340776
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The seventh edition of this annual report reviews the long-term prospects for developing countries in light of changes in the global environment and provides a detailed discussion of selected aspects of the global integration process in those countries. The first chapter evaluates prospects for the major elements of the external environment affecting developing countries and the medium-to-long-term outlook for developing countries themselves. The report forecasts that the external environment for developing countries remains broadly favorable. Among the main policy challenges faced by these countries is their ability to adapt to long-run shifts in market opportunities and heightened competitive pressures brought on by global trade liberalization--now increasingly focused on liberalization of trade in services--rising global production, and other forms of global integration. The chapter considers the implications for the world economy of rapid growth and integration in large developing countries such as China, India, and Brazil in the period to 2020. The second chapter looks at the move toward greater globalization of production, broadly defined as cross-border production by multinational enterprises and their networks of affiliates, subcontractors, and other partners. Within this context, the chapter addresses the significance of global production in world output in main groups of countries and economic sectors; factors driving the trend toward global production, including heightened competition, worldwide policy liberalization, and rapid technological progress; the benefits that developing countries can derive from global production, such as new technologies and improved efficiency practices; and the issues for policymakers seeking to enhance participation in global production and maximize its benefits for host countries.

The Role Of The State In Pension Provision Employer Regulator Provider

Author: Gerard Hughes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1475767897
Size: 66.42 MB
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This book deals with the role of the State in pension provision as an employer, regulator and provider. Part I deals with problems and reforms of public sector pension systems in OECD countries. The countries covered are Denmark, Finland, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, and the USA. Part II considers the regulation of occupational pension schemes in The Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and whether there is still a role for the State in providing earnings-related pensions in the United Kingdom. Part III presents demographic projections for the next half-century, using Ireland as an example, looks at some of the options which have been used in Finland, and proposed in the United States, to cope with population ageing, and examines issues of intergenerational equity which are posed by these options. All the chapters deal with recent reforms. The chapters are written by acknowledged experts in their field who are independent of both the pensions industry and Government. Hence the chapters provide an informed critical account of current developments in relation to the reform of occupational pension schemes in the public sector and of the debate about the State's role as a regulator of private pension schemes and a provider of pensions based on the social insurance principal. The book is important as a source of information about pension schemes in OECD countries. It shows that there is not a unique model of occupational pension provision for public sector employees and that the pension benefits which are provided in different countries are quite variable. It also shows that public sector occupational pension systems have changed and are in the process of considerable further change in a number of OECD countries.

Securing Employer Based Pensions

Author: Wharton School. Pension Research Council
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812233346
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As the world's population ages, millions will rely on their pension plans as the mainstay of retirement income. This book asks whether supply will meet demand in the new economic order. Pension systems in Germany, Japan, Canada, and the U.S. are compared, along with those in many developing nations. This volume is intended for employees and managers, pension policymakers, actuaries and lawyers, and benefits consultants, all of whom are busy changing their pension structures to meet global challenges. Sensible tax, insurance, and funding policies--as well as investment management and actuarial oversight--are central to building and maintaining a successful public and private pension system. Tracing the interaction of these factors across a variety of environments, Securing Employer-Based Pensions explores the immediate need for increased pension security in retirement systems in both developed and developing nations.

Mobile Media Making In An Age Of Smartphones

Author: M. Berry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137469811
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With the rise of smartphones and the proliferation of applications, the ways everyday media users and creative professionals represent, experience, and share the everyday is changing. This collection reflects on emergent creative practices and digital ethnographies of new socialities associated with smartphone cameras in everyday life.

Re Orientalism And Indian Writing In English

Author: L. Lau
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137401567
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At its most basic, re-Orientalism is defined as forms of Orientalism practiced and manifested by Orientals in representing the Orient. This book looks at the application and discourse of re-Orientalism in contemporary Indian and South Asian writing in English, particularly social realism fiction.

The Changing Nature Of The Graduate Labour Market

Author: G. Tholen
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137479078
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The assumptions made in the media regarding graduate skills and occupations are no longer valid within the changing educational context. This book traces seven key trends that shape the graduate labour market and reveals that their effects contradict the conceptualisation of the graduate labour market which dominates media and policy discourses.