Social Protection in an Ageing World

Population ageing is one of the most difficult challenges facing social protection in the advanced welfare states. It also has important implications for middle and low income economies. Increasing longevity has threatened to undermine the financial viability of pension systems, but pension reform is politically hazardous.
Author(s):
Peter Kemp, Karel Van den Bosch, Lindsey Smith
book | published | 1st edition
May 2008 | xvi + 279 pp.

Hardback
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ISBN 9789050958097


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Population ageing is one of the most difficult challenges facing social protection in the advanced welfare states. It also has important implications for middle and low income economies. Increasing longevity has threatened to undermine the financial viability of pension systems, but pension reform is politically hazardous. Meanwhile, changes in the labour market and in family and household structures have raised questions about pension coverage and adequacy. Furthermore, an ageing population also has implications for labour supply. This book brings together a selection of papers presented at a seminar organised by the Foundation for International Studies of Social Security (FISS). Social Protection in an Ageing World examines: - New survey evidence on ageing in Europe and the USA; - The political economy of pension reform in advanced welfare states; - Ageing and social protection in developing countries; - Older workers and early retirement; - The impact of divorce on older people.

Chapters

Table of Contents (p. 0)

NEW SURVEY EVIDENCE

A NEW COMPREHENSIVE AND INTERNATIONAL VIEW ON AGEING: INTRODUCING THE ‘SURVEY OF HEALTH, AGEING AND RETIREMENT IN EUROPE’ (p. 1)

NEW EVIDENCE ON HEALTH, WEALTH AND AGEING IN THE UK: THE ENGLISH LONGITUDINAL STUDY OF AGEING (p. 19)

AGEING IN THE U.S.: THE HEALTH AND RETIREMENT STUDY (p. 47)

POLITICAL ECONOMY OF PENSIONS

THE EVOLUTION OF THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE MIX IN PENSION PROVISION: VARIABLE PATHS TO SOLIDARITY IN THE NETHERLANDS, SWEDEN AND DENMARK (p. 63)

PENSION POLICY-MAKING IN AGEING SOCIETIES (p. 87)

OLDER WORKERS

OLDER WORKERS UNDER GLOBALISATION: A CROSS-NATIONAL COMPARISON OF LATE CAREERS AND RETIREMENT (p. 111)

THE IMPACT OF WORK DISINCENTIVES IN CANADA’S PUBLIC PENSION SYSTEM (p. 137)

GRADUAL RETIREMENT AND LENGTHENING OF WORKING LIFE (p. 153)

DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

AGEING, POVERTY AND PUBLIC POLICY IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: NEW SURVEY EVIDENCE (p. 173)

UNIVERSAL NON-CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SCHEMES FOR LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES: AN ASSESSMENT (p. 195)

SOCIAL PROTECTION AND OLDER PEOPLE’S LIVELIHOODS – A BOLIVIAN CASE STUDY (p. 211)

MACROECONOMIC CRISIS AND PRIVATE FUNDS EFFICIENCY: THE CASE OF ARGENTINA (p. 233)

OLDER PEOPLE AND DIVORCE

THE FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES OF DIVORCE FOR LATER LIFE (p. 255)

ABOUT THE SERIES (p. 279)