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Informal care givers pay a high price in well-being

Population ageing is putting large pressure on public health and pension systems in most Western countries, and so policymakers are increasingly searching for ways to cut costs. Some of the reforms have resulted in larger burdens especially for poorer individuals … Continue reading

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How the world’s largest social pension reform is transforming family old-age care

By Xi Chen (Yale University and IZA) Social pensions are designed to provide the elderly population, especially those with low lifetime incomes, basic protection against poverty in old age. In 2009 China introduced a government subsidized social pension system called … Continue reading

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Seek and ye shall find: how search requirements affect job finding rates of older workers

Older workers often have difficulties to find a new job after becoming unemployment. While this problem is often attributed to low job availability, new evidence from the Netherlands suggests that older workers should by no means be discouraged as job … Continue reading

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