Transfer stimulates dialogue between the European trade union movement and the academic and research community. It contributes research findings on issues of strategic relevance for trade unions, in particular with regard to developments at the European level. Transfer publishes original peer-reviewed research on issues such as new developments in industrial relations, social policy, and labour market developments.

Volume 24 Issue 1, February 2018

As public pensions are being retrenched across Europe there is an ongoing shift towards occupational pensions. The trend is far from uniform. Rather, when it comes to both coverage as well as the design and quality of pension arrangements, there is considerable variation between countries and indeed between sectors of the economy within countries. The aim of this special issue is to provide more insight into this variation, with a particular emphasis on the politics of occupational pension development, including the role of the social partners. The six articles in this issue address the challenges inherent in the expansion of occupational pensions, in a heterogeneous selection of European countries: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Serbia and the UK.

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