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Social Security Pension Reform in Europe
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Social Security Pension Reform in Europe

Martin Feldstein and Horst Siebert


Social Security in the United States and in Europe is at a critical juncture. In this book, a number of chapters discuss the challenges facing Social Security reform in the aging societies of Europe. A remarkable range of European nations — Germany, France, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Italy, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Hungary — have implemented or are about to implement mixed Social Security systems that combine a traditional defined benefit of the pay-as-you-go system with an individual retirement account defined contribution of a capital-funded system. The chapters here h ... More

Keywords: Social Security, capital-funded system, pension reform, Germany, France, Finland, Poland, Romania, Italy, Sweden

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780226241081
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226241913.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Martin Feldstein, editor

Horst Siebert, editor

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