Britains Pensions Crisis: History And Policy

Paperback | October 19, 2006

EditorHugh Pemberton, Pat Thane, Noel Whiteside

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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 surprisingly lacking. History has much to tell us about how pensions have developed in Britain, how thatdevelopment has shaped the crisis that we now face, and how decisions taken in the past constrain our options for the future.In this volume, leading experts on the past and present of pensions in Britain debate the present crisis, and the lessons of history for those seeking to craft solutions to it that are both effective and enduring. The volume also contains a number of chapters which draw important lessons from theexperience of other European and North American countries over the past few decades. Containing reactions to the second report of the Pensions Commission and the government's response to it, Britain's Pensions Crisis will be essential reading for all those interested in the politics and economics of this key area of social policy.

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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 surprisingly lacking. History has much to tell us about how pensions have developed in Britain, how thatdevelopment has shaped the crisis that we n...

Hugh Pemberton is at Lecturer in Modern British History, University of Bristol. Pat Thane is at Leverhulme Professor of Contemporary British History, Centre for Contemporary British History at the Institute for Historical Research, University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.79 inPublished:October 19, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Hugh Pemberton, Pat Thane and Noel Whiteside: IntroductionJose Harris: Beveridge and pensionsHugh Pemberton: Politics and pensions in postwar BritainHoward Glennerster: History and the present crisisPat Thane: The 'scandal' of women's pensionsJay Ginn: The sidelining of genderBaroness Hollis: Gender and the present crisisPaul Johnson: Financing our futuresJohn Hills: The economics of the crisisGordon Clark: The UK Occupational Pension System in CrisisNoel Whiteside: Occupational pension schemes in Britain and EuropeSteven A. Sass: Occupational pension schemes in Britain and the USAFrank Field: Occupational pension schemes and the present crisisMaurizio Ferrara: Pension reforms in Southern EuropeDr Katherina Muller: Pension reforms in Central and Eastern EuropeKarl Hinrichs: Pension reform in Northern EuropeHugh Pemberton, Pat Thane and Noel Whiteside: Epilogue