UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Pensioner poverty over the next decade: what role for tax and benefit reform?

Brewer, M.; Browne, J.; Emmerson, C.; Goodman, A.; Muriel, A.; Tetlow, G.; (2007) Pensioner poverty over the next decade: what role for tax and benefit reform? (IFS Commentaries C103 ). Institute for Fiscal Studies: London, UK. Green open access

[img]
Preview
PDF
14847.pdf

Download (640kB)

Abstract

Recent falls in poverty amongst those aged 65 and over are unlikely to continue after 2007-08, even after the implementation of the proposals outlined in the Government's Pensions White Paper. This report looks at the prospects for pensioner poverty in England over the next decade. The authors find that that the proportion of those aged 65 and over living in poverty is set to remain at its current level - around one-in-five - between 2007-08 and 2017-18. This is despite the overall increase in the generosity of state pensions arising from the Pensions White Paper, and the fact that younger cohorts are expected to have more private pension income and higher employment rates at older ages than those preceding them.

Type: Report
Title: Pensioner poverty over the next decade: what role for tax and benefit reform?
ISBN-13: 9781903274507
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.ifs.org.uk/publications/3991
Language: English
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Economics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/14847
Downloads since deposit
1,043Downloads
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item