Tuesday, April 27, 2010


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Issue in Brief


“How to Close the Funding Gap in Dutch Pension Plans? Impact on Generations”

by Neils Kortleve and Eduard Ponds




[full-text, 6 pages]


The brief’s key findings are:

•           The financial crisis stressed the Dutch pension system, as assets dropped below the required 105 percent of liabilities.

•           Automatic indexation adjustments, introduced in recent years, may not be sufficient to restore solvency.  

•           Policymakers now have to consider more substantial measures, which affect retirees and workers differently.

•           This process highlights the need to more effectively distribute risk across generations within the pension system. 


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