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The Contract for Income Support and Pensions in the Modern Welfare State

Author: 
Amir Paz-Fuchs
Publication date: 
Tue, 22 Apr 2008

This report is intended to provide both a record and a critical assessment of the second workshop of the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society’s programme, The Social Contract Revisited: The Modern Welfare State. The workshop was held in Oxford, 10–12 October 2007.

the ideal of pensions at 60 per cent of pre-retirement income no longer seems feasible for many countries. How much should systems be striving for, and how much is realistic?