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Reforms across Europe linking pension benefits to contributions may push some elderly into poverty.

Grech, Aaron George (2013) Reforms across Europe linking pension benefits to contributions may push some elderly into poverty. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog (10 Apr 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Since the 1990s, the public pensions landscape in the EU has altered drastically, with reforms changing both the nature of provision and the level of generosity. Looking at the changes made in ten EU countries, Aaron George Grech finds that pensions systems’ effectiveness in alleviating poverty remains strong only in those countries where minimum pensions were improved. However, moves to link benefits to contributions have raised adequacy concerns for women and for those on low incomes which policymakers should try to tackle.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author(s); Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
Sets: Collections > LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2017 15:32
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2019 23:13
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/72709

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