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Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Hugh Pemberton, Pat Thane, and Noel Whiteside (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

British pensions are in crisis. Yet in all the discussion of what exactly the crisis consists of, and how it might be addressed, attention to the history of how the crisis has come about is ... More


Introduction

Hugh Pemberton, Pat Thane, and Noel Whiteside

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In 2002, the British government announced the establishment of a Pensions Commission to assess the state of the country's pension system. In its first report, the Commission confirmed that the ... More


The Evolution of Public Sector Pension Plans in the United States

Robert L. Clark, Lee A. Craig, and Neveen Ahmed

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0014
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Municipal governments in the United States began offering retirement plans for their workers in the mid-nineteenth century, and state governments followed in the early twentieth century. As these ... More


Politics and Pensions in Post-war Britain

Hugh Pemberton

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Understanding the politics of post-war British pensions in its broadest sense is imperative if we are to understand the nature of the pensions crisis that Britain faces, and essential too if we are ... More


Why So Different? Why So Bad a Future?

Howard Glennerster

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

While virtually all European countries with advanced welfare states are worrying about how to cut back their state pension generosity, and sometimes partially succeeding, the United Kingdom faces the ... More


Gender Inequalities: Sidelined in British Pension Policy

Jay Ginn

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

According to the Pensions Commission in its first report, the state pension system in Britain is among the least generous in the developed world. This reflects the explicit aim of both Conservative ... More


Why Has It All Gone Wrong? The Past, Present, and Future of British Pensions

Frank Field

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the political framework within which the debate about retirement income in Britain is conducted. It uses the lessons of the national minimum strategy, but takes into account ... More


Paying for Our Futures: The Political Economy of Pension Reform in the UK

Paul Johnson

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The development of pension provision in Britain since January 1909, when the first public old-age pension was paid, should be celebrated as one of the greatest achievements of collective action in ... More


Epilogue

Hugh Pemberton, Pat Thane, and Noel Whiteside

in Britain's Pensions Crisis: History and Policy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263853
eISBN:
9780191734281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263853.003.0017
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The pension reforms proposed by Lord Turner's Pensions Commission were certainly radical, although perhaps not as radical as they might have been. How well did the government of Britain rise to the ... More


Towards a new pension settlement? Recent pension reform in the UK

Debora Price

in Social Policy Review 20: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2008

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420763
eISBN:
9781447303473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420763.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

In December 2002, the Labour government announced the formation of the Pensions Commission. In 2005, the Commission published comprehensive proposals for pension reform in their second report and it ... More


Retirement System Risk Management: Implications of the New Regulatory Order

Olivia S. Mitchell, Raimond Maurer, and J. Michael Orszag (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780198787372
eISBN:
9780191835483
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198787372.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

In the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, lawmakers and regulators around the world have changed the playbook for how banks and other financial institutions must manage ... More


Public Policy and Retirement Saving Incentives in the United Kingdom

Woojen Chung, Richard Disney, Carl Emmerson, and Matthew Wakefield

in Pension Strategies in Europe and the United States

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062725
eISBN:
9780262272575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062725.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter discusses how the UK government can encourage households to save for retirement, especially in a situation where many households rely on private pensions rather than social security for ... More


Th e Rest of the Welfare State

Peter Baldwin

in The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How Europe and America are Alike

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195391206
eISBN:
9780197562741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195391206.003.0007
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Regional Geography

If We Turn to Other forms of Social Policy, how does the United States care for its old, its poor, its unemployed, and its disabled? Here, most outcomes place the ... More


Extending working life: problems and prospects for social and public policy

Chris Phillipson

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter makes a general review of the pertinent issues and prospects for social and public policy on age and employment. It provides some insights from a detailed review for the Department for ... More


Wealth and Policy: Where Do We Go From Here?

John Hills and Howard Glennerster

in Wealth in the UK: Distribution, Accumulation, and Policy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199678303
eISBN:
9780191757594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199678303.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Public and Welfare

In the final chapter we draw out some of the implications of the picture we paint in the rest of the book for the current – and possible future – policy debate. Wealth is large, very unequally ... More


False Dawn: Individualization and the Perversion of Pensions Saving

Craig Berry

in Pensions Imperilled: The Political Economy of Private Pensions Provision in the UK

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198782834
eISBN:
9780191826023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782834.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

The introduction of auto-enrolment in the UK is a genuinely transformative moment. While the earlier neoliberal ‘revolution’ in wider economic governance encompassed important changes to pensions ... More


Auto-Pilot: The State’s Role in Delivering (and Endangering) Workplace Pensions

Craig Berry

in Pensions Imperilled: The Political Economy of Private Pensions Provision in the UK

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198782834
eISBN:
9780191826023
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782834.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This chapter considers in depth some of the key elements of the new landscape of individualized pensions provision in the UK, reflecting in particular on some of the state’s emerging functions as ... More


“She Is a Member of the 23rd”: Lucy Nichols and the Community of the Civil War Regiment

Barbara A. Gannon

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In 1915, when Lucy Nichols died, her passing was noted in the New York Times obituary section; this represented quite an honor for an illiterate former-slave. She was given this honor because she had ... More


Integration into the Community

Paul Taylor

in Heroes or Traitors?: Experiences of Southern Irish Soldiers Returning from the Great War 1919-1939

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781781381618
eISBN:
9781781384954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381618.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Great War volunteers, in contrast to pre War regulars, were more representative of Irish society, far greater in numbers, and not absent for such a long period, making their social assimilation back ... More


Apprentice Lawyer and Politician

Gordon B. McKinney

in Henry W. Blair's Campaign to Reform America: From the Civil War to the U.S. Senate

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140872
eISBN:
9780813141367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140872.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Capitalizing on his reputation as a war hero, Blair established a lucrative business securing pensions for veterans and their dependents. He served three terms in the state legislature where he ... More


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