The implications of Government policy for future levels of pensioner poverty

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Carrera, Leandro; Redwood, Daniel; Adams, John
Pensions Policy Institute
Date of publication
1 July 2011
Poverty Alleviation Welfare Benefits and Financial Inclusion, Older Adults
Social welfare
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This report provides new evidence on how relative income poverty levels among pensioners could be affected under current policy. It also shows how pensioner income poverty levels may be affected under alternative policy scenarios, some of which are related to the latest proposals suggested by the Government. This report also assesses the trade-offs between the costs of implementing the different alternatives and their actual effect on reducing pensioner poverty levels.

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