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An analysis of the Dutch-style pension plans proposed by UK policy-makers

Owadally, I. ORCID: 0000-0002-0830-3554, Ram, R. & Regis, L. (2021). An analysis of the Dutch-style pension plans proposed by UK policy-makers. Journal of Social Policy, 51(2), pp. 325-345. doi: 10.1017/S0047279421000155


Collective Defined Contribution (CDC) pension schemes are a variant of collective pension plans that are present in many countries and especially common in the Netherlands. CDC schemes are based on the pooled management of the retirement savings of all members, thereby incorporating inter-generational risksharing features. Employers are not subject to investment and longevity risks as these are transferred to plan members collectively. In this paper, we discuss policy related to the proposed introduction of CDC schemes to the UK. By means of a simulation-based study, we compare the performance of CDC schemes vis-à-vis typical Defined Contribution schemes under different investment strategies. We find that CDC schemes may provide retirees with a higher income replacement rate on average, together with less uncertainty.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: This material has been accepted for publication in a revised form in Journal of Social Policy at . © The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press
Publisher Keywords: Collective pension schemes, Dutch pensions, risk-sharing mechanisms, simulations
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
H Social Sciences > HG Finance
Departments: Bayes Business School > Actuarial Science & Insurance
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Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.

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