Trampusch, Christine ORCID: 0000-0003-1024-2065 (2018). A State-centred Explanation of the Finance-Pension Nexus: New Zealand's Pension Reforms as a Typical Case. Soc. Policy Adm., 52 (1). S. 343 - 365. HOBOKEN: WILEY. ISSN 1467-9515

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This study analyses the decision-making processes that led to the introduction of the New Zealand Superannuation Fund (a public pension reserve and investment fund), as well as the KiwiSaver Scheme, which is New Zealand's first soft-compulsory private pension scheme. Why and how are governments engaged in the development of funded pensions? These are the questions this study addresses. In analyzing the finance-pension nexus in New Zealand, this article adopts a state-centric approach. It argues that pension funding reforms are shaped by state officials who pursue their own motives because policymakers frame funded pensions as an instrument for achieving broader fiscal, economic and financial policy outcomes. Because New Zealand is a typical case of a state-centric explanation, a study of its pension funding reforms helps in finding causal links between finance and pensions.

Item Type: Journal Article
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URN: urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-204906
DOI: 10.1111/spol.12304
Journal or Publication Title: Soc. Policy Adm.
Volume: 52
Number: 1
Page Range: S. 343 - 365
Date: 2018
Publisher: WILEY
Place of Publication: HOBOKEN
ISSN: 1467-9515
Language: English
Faculty: Unspecified
Divisions: Unspecified
Subjects: no entry
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Development Studies; Public Administration; Social Issues; Social WorkMultiple languages
Refereed: Yes


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