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New poverty and the old poor
 — pensioners' incomes in the European Community
Author(s)Frank Laczko
Journal titleAgeing and Society, vol 10, part 3, September 1990
Pagespp 261-277
KeywordsIncome [older people] ; Poverty ; European Union ; Western Europe.
AnnotationA comparison of poverty among elderly people in Britain and other European Community countries. The paper draws upon data from an EC-sponsored study on 'new poverty' in the European Community. 'New poverty' is not a term commonly used in Britain to describe the changes in poverty that have occurred in the last decade. It is suggested that one of the reasons for this could be because poverty in Britain, more so than in many other EC countries, is still strongly associated with the 'old poor'. The paper shows that older people in the UK are much more dependent on means-tested social assistance (income support) than in other EC countries. (KJ).
Accession NumberCPA-910313001 A
ClassmarkJF: W6: WFC: 76

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