Readership: Scholars and students of political science, especially those interested in public policy, social policy, political economy, and the welfare state.
Edited by Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Professor of Sociology, University of Mannheim
Bernhard Ebbinghaus is Director of the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) at the University of Mannheim and Professor of Sociology. He received his Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence and his Habilitation from the University of Cologne. He was Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne, Kennedy Fellow at Harvard University, and visiting professor at the universities of Wisconsin-Madison and Jena. His main research interests are comparative social policy, industrial relations and labour market developments.
Part I: Comparing Pension Privatization in Europe
1: Bernhard Ebbinghaus: Introduction: Studying Pension Privatization in Europe
2: Bernhard Ebbinghaus and Mareike Gronwald: The Changing Public-Private Pension Mix in Europe: From Path Dependence to Path Departure
Part II: Bismarckian Late-Comers to Multipillar Pension Systems
3: Johan J. De Deken: Belgium: The Paradox of Persisting Voluntarism in a Corporatist Welfare State
4: Marek Naczyk and Bruno Palier: France: Promoting Funded Pensions in Bismarckian Corporatism?
5: Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Mareike Gronwald and Tobias Wiß: Germany: Departing from Bismarckian Public Pensions
6: Matteo Jessoula: Italy: From Bismarckian Pensions to Multipillarization under Adverse Conditions
Part III: Emergent Nordic Multipillar Pension Systems
7: Jørgen Goul Andersen: Denmark: The Silent Revolution toward a Multipillar Pension System
8: Olli Kangas and Päivi Luna: Finland: From Statutory Pension Dominance towards Voluntary Private Schemes
9: Gabriella Sjögren Lindquist and Eskil Wadensjö: Sweden: A Viable Public-Private Pension System
Part IV: Mature Multipillar Pension Systems
10: Paul Bridgen and Traute Meyer: Great Britain: Exhausted Voluntarism - The Evolution of Britain's Hybrid Pension Regime
11: Karen M. Anderson: The Netherlands: Adapting a Multipillar Pension System to Demographic and Economic Change
12: Giuliano Bonoli and Silja Häusermann: Switzerland: Regulating a Public-Private Heritage of Multipillar Pension Governance
Part V: Comparing Pension Systems and their Outcome
13: Bernhard Ebbinghaus and Tobias Wiß: The Governance and Regulation of Private Pensions in Europe
14: Bernhard Ebbinghaus and Jörg Neugschwender: The Public-Private Mix and Old Age Income Inequality in Europe