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The myth of the woopie?
 — incomes, the elderly and targeting welfare
Author(s)Jane Falkingham, Christina Victor
Corporate AuthorWelfare State Programme, Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics & Related Disciplines - STICERD, London School of Economics and Political Science
PublisherSuntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics & Related Disciplines, London, 1991
Pages34 pp (Welfare State Programme discussion paper, WSP/55)
SourceWelfare State Programme Suntory-Toyota International Centre for Economics, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.
KeywordsEconomic status [elderly] ; Income [older people] ; Evaluation ; Social security benefits.
AnnotationThe idea of a new group of Woopies (Well Off Older Persons) has been used as justification for discussion on the introduction of means-testing for certain benefits directed at the older population. This paper challenges the view that the majority of older people are well-off and less in need of state support than was the case in the past. It traces the evolution of the Woopie using published data and then examines the socio-economic characteristics of such a group. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-910226007 B
ClassmarkF:W: JF: 4C: JH

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