Mandatory Participation in Occupational Pension Schemes in the Netherlands and Other Countries

38 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2014

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Damiaan Chen

University of Amsterdam

Roel M. W. J. Beetsma

University of Amsterdam - Research Institute in Economics & Econometrics (RESAM); European Commission; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Tinbergen Institute; Netspar

Date Written: January 31, 2014

Abstract

This paper discusses mandatory participation in Dutch occupational pension schemes. While mandatory participation is a historical feature of most second-pillar pension arrangements, some recent developments may affect the case for mandatory participation. The main ones are the revision of the Dutch supplementary pension contract, changes in the prudential supervisory rules and developments in European regulations regarding supplementary pensions. We also compare mandatory participation in the Dutch occupational pension system with that in a number of foreign pension systems.

JEL Classification: H550, J260

Suggested Citation

Chen, Damiaan and Beetsma, Roel M. W. J., Mandatory Participation in Occupational Pension Schemes in the Netherlands and Other Countries (January 31, 2014). CESifo Working Paper Series No. 4593, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2393928

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