EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

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Securing Decent Pensions for Nurses: Gaining Insights into the Issues at Stake for an ‘Atypical’ Workforce

Abstract

Securing pension coverage and adequacy for nurses raises several basic challenges and policy implications for pension systems, for individual nurses, nurses’ professional associations and health care trade unions. Read More

Social Dialogue for Sustainable Pensions and Flexible Labour Markets

Abstract

Governments increasingly encounter opposition to the controversial welfare and labour market reforms that appear necessary for addressing the challenges of demographic ageing. The reasons for such failures reside principally in their impact on acquired rights but also in the top-down and fragmented approach adopted by most governments. Lessons from successful reforms indicate that a broad policy mix is indispensable together with a broad public debate and consensus building with the social partners on the objectives of the reforms and the means to implement them.
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