Welfare systems and adequacy of pension benefits in Europe

Gough, Orla and Adami, Roberta (2012) Welfare systems and adequacy of pension benefits in Europe. Social Policy and Society, 11 (1). pp. 41-53. ISSN 1474-7464


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During the post-war years many European countries have implemented far-reaching but diverse pension systems with the objective of providing those in retirement with adequate incomes. In this study, we explore the link between pension systems and the adequacy of retirement income. We analyse the mix of public and private pensions and consider the impact of different policies on poverty rates amongst pensioners. We suggest that only a few European countries have been successful in providing combinations of private and public pensions that improve the adequacy of retirement income.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2011 14:19
Last Modified: 07 May 2014 11:22
URI: http://westminsterresearch.wmin.ac.uk/id/eprint/10132

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