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A New Social Contract for the Elderly?

John Myles

in Why We Need a New Welfare State

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780199256433
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599170 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199256438.003.0005
A New Social Contract for the Elderly?

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The key issues addressed in this chapter are how to manage the transition to pension reform in Europe so as to satisfy principles of intergenerational equality and intra‐generational justice, while also contributing to the further democratization of retirement among men and women that has already started. The main sections of the chapter are: Managing the transition; The economics of ageing; Redesigning the retirement contract.

Keywords: ageing; elderly; Europe; intergenerational equality; intragenerational justice; pension reform; retirement contracts; welfare state

Chapter.  18151 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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