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Poverty, inequality and redistribution

Sefton Tom, Hills John, and Sutherland Holly

in Towards a more equal society?: Poverty, inequality and policy since 1997

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422026
eISBN:
9781447304036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422026.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter sets the scene for the rest of the book by examining the evidence on income poverty and income inequality. The assessment includes the results of micro-simulation, which allows one to ... More


Health, Financial Incentives, and Early Retirement: Microsimulation Evidence for Germany

Hendrik Jürges, Lars Thiel, Tabea Bucher-Koenen, Johannes Rausch, Morten Schuth, and Axel Börsch-Supan

in Social Security Programs and Retirement Around the World: Disability Insurance Programs and Retirement

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226262574
eISBN:
9780226262604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226262604.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

About 20% of German workers retire on disability pensions. Disability pensions provide fairly generous benefits for those who are not already age-eligible for an old-age pension and who are deemed ... More


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