Governing occupational pensions and unemployment benefits: the state, the market and the social partners in-between?

Natali D., Sabato S. and Mapelli L. with Vanhercke B.

OSE Paper Series, Research Paper No.33, January 2017, 31p.

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The paper demonstrates that occupational welfare is not purely the ‘realm’ of the social partners, who find themselves squeezed between the state and market forces. It also shows that the spread of OW is not a synonym of the withdrawal of the state. The governance of OW is both ‘multi-level’ and ‘hybrid’, and increasingly opaque.

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