Is a handful of old tricks better than a sackful of new ones? Generations of research and post-retirement poverty in the European Union

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dc.contributor.author Hussain, MA
dc.contributor.author Kangas, O
dc.coverage.spatial Helsinki fi
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-09T06:29:33Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-09T06:29:33Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.issn 2323-9239
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/170120
dc.description 23 p. fi
dc.description.abstract In welfare state research, it is customary to speak of generations of research. We focus on three of them: social expenditure; social rights; and the public-private mix in pension schemes. The aim of the article is to study to what extent the generations are linked to cross-national differences in old-age poverty. The expenditure approach displayed the strongest association with the outcome. The two later research generations performed less well. In that sense the old trick is better than the new ones. Expenditure data also makes it possible to evaluate the poverty reducing effect of social services. The analysis of legislated social rights shows who is entitled to what. However, calculated rights for typical cases may not be realized: human life seldom is typical. Variability between genders, sectors of employment and social class tends to be higher than in legislated rights, and therefore, the association between the third generation measures and poverty outcomes remains low. All the approaches share the same problem: not only pensions but many other factors have impacts upon the economic situation of the retired population. Furthermore, the dependent variable, old age poverty is an elusive concept that opens need for a new generation of comparative welfare studies. fi
dc.language.iso Englanti fi
dc.publisher Kela fi
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working papers 109 fi
dc.subject social expenditure fi
dc.subject social rights fi
dc.subject pension schemes fi
dc.subject poverty fi
dc.subject elderly fi
dc.subject pensioners fi
dc.subject economic situation fi
dc.subject sosiaalimenot fi
dc.subject sosiaaliset oikeudet fi
dc.subject eläkejärjestelmät fi
dc.subject köyhyys fi
dc.subject ikääntyneet fi
dc.subject eläkeläiset fi
dc.subject taloudellinen asema fi
dc.title Is a handful of old tricks better than a sackful of new ones? Generations of research and post-retirement poverty in the European Union fi
dc.type Nettityöpapereita ja nettiartikkeleita fi

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