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Who pays for pensions? Das Problem der Alterssicherung in Großbritannien im zwanzigsten Jahrhundert

Robin Pearson
Zeitschrift für Unternehmensgeschichte / Journal of Business History
48. Jahrg., H. 1. (2003), pp. 48-57
Published by: Verlag C.H.Beck
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40696122
Page Count: 10
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Abstract

This article places the current crisis in pension provision in Great Britain in the context of its long-run development since the late nineteenth century. The origins of state and private pen-sions are briefly examined and the factors be- hind the great expansion of company and personal pensions since the 1920s are explored. Hi-story suggests that, relative to much of Europe, Britain has a highly-developed private pensions industry which, subject to certain reforms and a greater level of compulsory savings, is well placed to help plug the current .

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