Table of contents for Social security pension reform in Europe / edited by Martin Feldstein and Horst Siebert.


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Introduction: An American Perspective            I
Martin Feldstein
Introduction: A European Perspective             9
Horst Siebert
1. Pensions and Contemporary Socioeconomic Change  19
   Assar Lindbeck
   Discussion Summary
2. Different Approaches to Pension Reform from an Economic Point of View  49
   Jonathan Gruber and David A. Wise
   Comment: Herbert Hax
   Discussion Summary
3. Labor Mobility, Redistribution, and Pension Reform in Europe  85
   Alain Jousten and Pierre Pestieau
   Comment: Michael Burda
   Discussion Summary
4. France: The Difficult Path to Consensual Reforms  109
   Didier Blanchet and Florence Legros
   Comment: Martine Durand
   Discussion Summary



5. The German Pension System: Status Quo and Reform Options      137
   Bert Riirup
   Comment: Axel Bbrsch-Supan
   Discussion Summary
6. Swedish Pension Reform: How Did It Evolve, and What Does It Mean for the Future?         171
   Edward Palmer
   Comment: Laurence J. Kotlikoff
   Discussion Summary
7. Italy: A Never-Ending Pension Reform           211
   Daniele Franco
   Comment: Franco Peracchi
   Discussion Summary
8. Prefunding in a Defined Benefit Pension System: The Finnish Case    263
   Jukka Lassila and Tarmo Valkonen
   Comment: Reijo Vanne
   Discussion Summary
9. Pension Reform: Issues in the Netherlands     291
   Jeroen J. M. Kremers
   Comment: A. Lans Bovenberg
   Discussion Summary
10.  The United Kingdom: Examining the Switch
   from Low Public Pensions to High-Cost Private Pensions             317
   David Blake
   Comment: Andrew A. Samwick
   Discussion Summary
11. Poland: Security through Diversity           349
   Jerzy Hausner
12. The Hungarian Pension Reform: A Preliminary
   Assessment of the First Years of Implementation  365
   Roberto Rocha and Dimitri Vittas
13. Romania's Pension System: From Crisis to Reform  401
   Georges de Menil and Eytan Sheshinski
   Comment (on chaps. 11, 12 and 13): John McHale
   Discussion Summary (for chaps. 11, 12 and 13)



14. Recent Developments in Old Age Pension Systems: An International Overview    439
   Klaus-Jiirgen Gem
Appendix: OECD Statistical and Analytical
Information on Aging                           479