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Paying for Old Age: Past, Present, Future

Mark Thomas and Paul Johnson

in The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter focuses on one fundamental aspects of an ageing population — how to pay for old age, individually and collectively. It also presents a study of the history of old age support in the UK ... More


The Economic Future in Historical Perspective

Paul A. David and Mark Thomas (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263471
eISBN:
9780191734786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263471.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book shows how analysis of past experiences contributes to a better understanding of present-day economic conditions; chapters offer important insights into major challenges that will occupy the ... More


Can We Afford Old Age Social Security?

Yue Chim Richard Wong

in Diversity and Occasional Anarchy: On Deep Economic and Social Contradictions in Hong Kong

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9789888139446
eISBN:
9789888180349
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139446.003.0019
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

In the 2012 contest for chief executive, the two candidates, Leung Chun Ying and Henry Tang, both put forth proposals for old age social security support. In this chapter, the author estimates the ... More


Public Pensions: Reconciling Fiscal Sustainability with Intergenerational Equity

Michael J. Trebilcock

in Dealing with Losers: The Political Economy of Policy Transitions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199370658
eISBN:
9780199370672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370658.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

In many developed countries around the world, public pension schemes have become fiscally unsustainable with rising life expectancies and declining birth rates (i.e., a decreasing old age support ... More


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