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Why We Need a New Welfare State$
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Gøsta Esping-Andersen

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199256433

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199256438.001.0001

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A New Social Contract for the Elderly?

A New Social Contract for the Elderly?

(p.130) 5 A New Social Contract for the Elderly?
Why We Need a New Welfare State

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The key issues addressed in this chapter are how to manage the transition to pension reform in Europe so as to satisfy principles of intergenerational equality and intra‐generational justice, while also contributing to the further democratization of retirement among men and women that has already started. The main sections of the chapter are: Managing the transition; The economics of ageing; Redesigning the retirement contract.

Keywords:   ageing, elderly, Europe, intergenerational equality, intragenerational justice, pension reform, retirement contracts, welfare state

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