Trust in (Pension) Institutions among Different Socioeconomic Groups

What was examined in the article?

The authors examine the trust of different socioeconomic groups in other people and in public, political and private institutions in the Netherlands. In addition, they look at which person characteristics (of self-employed workers and employees) determine trust in pension funds and the pension system.

What are the take-aways from the research?

Trust is relevant to the economy and human well-being. Pension funds should take into account that:

  • Public trust in funds and the pension system is relatively low.
  • Workers have more confidence in funds and the system than the self-employed.
  • The financial security of both the self-employed and employees is important for trust.

It is therefore important to investigate which characteristics are related to trust so that policies can pay extra attention to groups where trust is lower.

Want to know more?

Read the paper in Dutch Vertrouwen in (pensioen)instituties bij verschillende sociaaleconomische groepen by Paul Bokern (MU), Jona Linde (MU), Arno Riedl (MU), Hans Schmeets (MU) en Peter Werner (MU).

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