Pension Maps: Visualising the Institutional Structure of Old Age Security in Europe

202 Pages Posted: 10 Apr 2021

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Simone M. Schneider

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

Teodora Petrova

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

Ulrich Becker

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy

Date Written: March 2021

Abstract

Financial protection in old age is indisputably one of the core objectives of modern welfare states and based on a major share of social expenditure. Yet, its legal implementation and institutional organisation vary widely across countries and are often subject to political debate. Despite common pressures posed by demographic and societal change, these national differences in old age security are likely to remain, as the current legal foundations actively shape today’s policy making and dictate – at least to some degree – the pace and direction of future reforms. In cooperation with experts in social security law from all over Europe, the Department of Foreign and International Social Law at the Max Planck Institute of Social Law and Social Policy examines these legal foundations of old age security in Europe and selected non-European countries with the objective of providing a comprehensive and systematic legal overview of the institutional landscape of national old age security in the form of a large-scale cross-country comparative analysis. This first edition of the "Pension Map Report" comprises 10 countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Italy, Norway and Slovenia), illustrating the status quo in 2020. More countries will be included in subsequent editions.

Keywords: Pension Law, Old Age Security, Cross-Country Analysis

Suggested Citation

Schneider, Simone M. and Petrova, Teodora and Becker, Ulrich, Pension Maps: Visualising the Institutional Structure of Old Age Security in Europe (March 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3813024 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3813024

Simone M. Schneider (Contact Author)

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Teodora Petrova

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy ( email )

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München, 80799
Germany

HOME PAGE: http://www.mpisoc.mpg.de

Ulrich Becker

Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy ( email )

Amalienstraße 33
München, 80799
Germany

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