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The Roots of Public Pensions Provision: Social Insurance and the Beveridge Plan

Jose Harris

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/9780197263853.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

William Beveridge and his Report on Social Insurance and Allied Services of 1942 continue to occupy a pivotal position in the history of social security provision not only in Britain and Europe but ... More


Coda

Karen Chase

in The Victorians and Old Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564361
eISBN:
9780191722592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564361.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This brief afterward glances at the growing prominence of the elderly by the century's end, and connects it to the increase in visibility brought about by reforms in institutional care, the passing ... More


The Politics and Personality of Age at the Fin de Siècle

Karen Chase

in The Victorians and Old Age

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199564361
eISBN:
9780191722592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564361.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

A look at Morris's News From Nowhere complements the earlier analysis of Wilde and demonstrates an alternative aesthetic of aging. Morris imagines the transformation of the aging body as an index of ... More


Social security policy

Chak Kwan Chan, King Lun Ngok, and David Phillips

in Social policy in China: Development and well-being

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348807
eISBN:
9781447303411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348807.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter explains the welfare functions of communes and work units before China's economic reforms. It also describes the new social security measures which came about after 1978 such as old age ... More


Public Opinion in South and Nation

Devin Caughey

in The Unsolid South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181806
eISBN:
9780691184005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181806.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the political attitudes of the Southern mass public in the wake of the Great Depression and the New Deal. Taking advantage of hundreds of public opinion polls conducted ... More


Reforming Pensions

Anders Åslund and Simeon Djankov

in Europe's Growth Challenge

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190499204
eISBN:
9780190499235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190499204.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

Europe is aging rapidly, and the old need pensions and care. As a share of the active population aged 15−64, the European population aged 65 or above is projected to increase from 28 percent in 2016 ... More


Trends in Employment and Social Security Incentives in the Spanish Pension System, 1980–2016

Pilar García-Gómez, Sílvia Garcia-Mandicó, Sergi Jiménez-Martín, and Judit Vall-Castelló

in Social Security Programs and Retirement around the World: Reforms and Retirement Incentives

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780226674100
eISBN:
9780226674247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226674247.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In this chapter, we analyze the association between financial incentives and retirement decisions using aggregate data over four decades in Spain. We first compute expected social security benefits ... More


Policy-Authorizing Amendments

John Dinan

in State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532783
eISBN:
9780226532950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532950.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter, the second of three chapters analyzing policy-related state constitutional amendments, examines amendments that authorize passage of public policies. The chapter chronicles the range of ... More


Old Age Pensions

Richard B. Collins, Dale A. Oesterle, and Lawrence Friedman

in The Colorado State Constitution

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780190907723
eISBN:
9780190907754
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190907723.003.0024
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter assesses Article XXIV of the Colorado Constitution, which provides for old age pensions. A 1936 citizens’ initiative added the article to set up the Old Age Pension Fund in the state ... More


Policy Diffusion, Domestic Politics, and Social Assistance in Lesotho, 1998–2012

Maria Granvik Saminathen

in The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198850342
eISBN:
9780191885396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850342.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Lesotho is a small African country that has introduced two national cash transfer programmes, the universal old-age pension, and the child grant programme. This study indicates that the initiation of ... More


Social Security Schemes in Tribal Areas of Gujarat: A Study in the Dangs District

K.P. Kannan and Jan Breman

in The Long Road to Social Security: Assessing the Implementation of National Social Security Initiatives for the Working Poor in India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198090311
eISBN:
9780199082490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090311.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

India introduced many social security schemes for unorganised workers, including the National Rural Employment Guarantee (NREG), a social health insurance scheme known as Rashtriya Swasthya Bima ... More


Pushing for Policy Innovation: The Framing of Social Protection Policies in Tanzania

Marianne S. Ulriksen

in The Politics of Social Protection in Eastern and Southern Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198850342
eISBN:
9780191885396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198850342.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

In the early 2000s, there was low elite commitment to social protection in Tanzania. Yet, in 2012, the government officially launched a countrywide social safety net programme and a year later ... More


Labor, Capital, and Human Rights

Beverly Moran

in Tax, Inequality, and Human Rights

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190882228
eISBN:
9780190882266
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190882228.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter discusses how the US tax code—like many Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) country tax codes—favors capital over labor, and thereby is at odds with fundamental ... More


The Clitheroe By-election

in The Lancashire Giant: David Shackleton, Labour Leader and Civil Servant

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853239444
eISBN:
9781846313455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853239444.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter examines the preparation of David Shackleton for the Clitheroe by-election to replace Ughtred Kay-Shuttleworth who was elevated to the House of Lords. It suggests that the selection of ... More


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