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Life-course Disruptions and their Impact on Income and Living Conditions in EU Member States

Abstract

An important objective for social welfare policy has always been to provide safeguards against reductions in income and living standards that result from unemployment, disability, separation, widowhood and other such life course events. This paper examines the effect of such life course disruptions — unemployment, disability, separation and widowhood — on the income and living conditions of those living in EU Member States.
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