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Forward to the Nineteenth Century: Has Growing Old Gracefully Become a Luxury?

  • Peter Curwen
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Economic Ethics and Philosophy book series (SEEP)

Abstract

The Twentieth Century will soon be history. It has witnessed enormous advances in economic and social welfare within Western Europe, which has created the expectation that each successive generation will enjoy a higher standard of living than its predecessor. The primary purpose of this chapter is to examine whether this expectation has become unrealistic, at least until well into the next century.

Keywords

Welfare State Pension Fund Dependency Ratio Pension Scheme Private Provision 
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  • Peter Curwen

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