Different countries on a similar path: comparing pension politics in Scandinavia and Australia
Scandinavia and Australia share an early emphasis on tax-financed minimum pension schemes rather than Bismarckian style contribution-based earnings related schemes. I argue that Scandinavia and Australia also share a similar sequence of later pension-political developments, despite differences in the timing of various initiatives, as well as in the institutional designs of these initiatives. First, means-testing was softened and ultimately abolished in the minimum protection systems...[Show more]
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