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Jensen, S., Pedersen, T., Foxman, T. Experiences with Occupational Pensions in Denmark. Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, 88(1), 11-30.
Jensen, Svend E. Hougaard; Pedersen, Torben Möger and Foxman, Tove Birgitte "Experiences with Occupational Pensions in Denmark" Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 88.1, , 11-30.
Jensen, Svend E. Hougaard/Pedersen, Torben Möger/Foxman, Tove Birgitte: Experiences with Occupational Pensions in Denmark, in: Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, vol. 88, iss. 1, 11-30, [online]


Experiences with Occupational Pensions in Denmark

Jensen, Svend E. Hougaard | Pedersen, Torben Möger | Foxman, Tove Birgitte

Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung, Vol. 88 (2019), Iss. 1 : pp. 11–30

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Svend E. Hougaard Jensen, Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School, Porcelaenshaven 16 A, 2000 Frederiksberg C, Denmark,

Torben Möger Pedersen, PensionDanmark, Langelinie Allé 43, 2100 København Ø, Denmark,

Tove Birgitte Foxman, Pension Danmark, Langelinie Allé 43, 2100 København Ø, Denmark,

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Summary: This paper focuses on the development of the funded, occupational pension (OP) system in Denmark. Launched in 1987, as a grand agreement between social partners backed by the government, and as part of the collective wage bargaining process, the Danish OP system differs from the set-up in most other countries, where OP schemes typically have been introduced as part of the legislative process. The OP schemes, being a major component of the overall Danish pension system, have attracted a lot of international attention in recent years and play a key role behind the system’s success with respect to achieving satisfactory coverage, providing high replacement rates and not least, for keeping fiscal policy on a sustainable path. Finally, the paper discusses a number of future challenges, mainly related to the interaction between private and public pensions in a welfare state.