The Long-Term Care System for the Elderly in England

by Adelina Comas-Herrera, Linda Pickard, Raphael Wittenberg, Juliette Malley, Derek King
May, 2010

Launched in January 2009, ANCIEN is a research project that runs for a 44-month period and involves 20 partners from EU member states. The project principally concerns the future of long-term care (LTC) for the elderly in Europe and addresses two questions in particular: 1) How will need, demand, supply and use of LTC develop? … Continued

Adequacy of Pension Systems in Europe: An analysis based on comprehensive replacement rates

by Margherita Borella, Elsa Fornero
April, 2009

The aim of this paper is to develop indicators to highlight the ability of different national pension systems to enable individuals to maintain their living standards at retirement. Authors Margherita Borella and Elsa Fornero of the University of Turin and CeRP, perform the analysis using data and projections on different European countries and propose the … Continued

Towards sustainable but still adequate pensions in the EU: Theory, trends and simulations

by Juraj Draxler, Jørgen Mortensen
April, 2009

This report is a summary of the research project on the “Adequacy and Sustainability of Old-Age Income Maintenance” (AIM). Thirteen institutes from across the EU have collaborated on the task of assessing the situation of today’s pensioners and providing insights into future trends and policy options for securing adequate income for EU pensioners.

Measuring the Sustainability of Pension Systems through a Microsimulation Model: The Case of Italy

by Flavia Coda Moscarola
January, 2009

Many countries have recently enacted radical reforms to their pension systems to recover long-term financial sustainability. One measure has been to introduce an actuarially fair pension rule. A system that grants actuarially fair benefits is not only fair across individuals and generations, i.e. it grants equality of treatment, but is also sustainable in the long … Continued

What are the consequences of the AWG-projections for the adequacy of social security pensions?

by Gijs Dekkers, Hermann Buslei, Maria Cozzolino, Raphael Desmet, Johannes Geyer, Dirk Hofmann, Michele Raitano, Viktor Steiner, Paola Tanda, Simone Tedeschi, Frédéric Verschueren
January, 2009

This paper starts by describing the model MIDAS in detail. It next presents and discusses some simulation results for Belgium, Germany and Italy. Finally, the simulation results of two alternative policy scenarios are presented and discussed.

Measurement Issues for Adequacy Comparisons among Pension Systems

by Antonio Abatemarco
January, 2009

In this paper indexes are proposed in order to capture the degree to which a pension scheme (i) prevents from poverty among the elderly, (ii) enables living-standard smoothing after retirement, (iii) induces both intra- and inter-generational solidarity.