Fawcett, Helen (2002) Pension reform in the UK: re-casting the public/private mix in pension provision 1997-2000. In: European Consortium for Political Research. Workshop 21: The Politics of Pension Reform. European Consortium for Political Research (21). European Consortium for Political Research, Turin, Italy.
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The UK is one of the few countries in Europe that is not facing a serious pension crisis. The reasons for this are straight forward: state pensions (both in terms of replacement ratio and as a proportion of average earnings) are among the lowest in Europe, the UK has a long-standing funded private pension sector ... and its governments have, since the beginning of the 1980s, taken measures to prevent a pension crisis developing. These measures have involved making systematic cuts in unfunded state pension provisions and increasingly transferring the burden of providing pensions to the funded private sector, principally on a defined contribution basis.
|Item type:||Book Section|
|Keywords:||pensions, welfare state, United Kingdom, Great Britain, Social pathology. Social and public welfare, Sociology|
|Subjects:||Political Science > Political institutions (Europe) > Great Britain
Social Sciences > Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Social Sciences > Sociology
|Department:||Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Government and Public Policy > Politics|
|Depositing user:||Strathprints Administrator|
|Date Deposited:||24 Nov 2006|
|Last modified:||29 Apr 2016 06:18|