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Pensions choices for the 21st century: meeting the challenges of an ageing society

Jane Falkingham and Katherine Rake

in Social Policy Review 15

Published by Policy Press

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9781847424709
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303428 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424709.003.0011
Pensions choices for the 21st century: meeting the challenges of an ageing society

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This chapter discusses the challenges faced by policymakers at the start of the 21st century. These challenges have arisen from the economic, demographic, and policy legacy of the previous century. The discussion provides a number of criteria that are believed to be necessary for a sustainable and effective pension system. Using these criteria, it evaluates New Labour's pension settlement for 1998. Finally, it considers an alternative option for pension provision.

Keywords: policymakers; policy legacy; pension system; New Labour; pension settlement; pension provision

Chapter.  7542 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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