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The 'crisis' in defined benefit corporate pension liabilities: current solutions and future prospects

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Once an integral component of company-sponsored compensation schemes in many western economies, private defined benefit (DB) pensions are in decline. For many, DB schemes (and their related health care liabilities, depending on the jurisdiction) have hobbled the financial well-being of plan sponsors and even whole sectors of industry. If a constraint on shareholder value in the short–term, these schemes threaten long-term corporate survival in the emerging global economy. While there remains ...

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10.1057/palgrave.pm.5950041

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Journal:
Pensions
Volume:
12
Publication date:
2006-01-01
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uuid:5e47e53e-7ae0-440d-84d3-f99604adc863
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:13760
Language:
English

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