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The development of retirement pensions policy in Britain from 1945 to 1986 : A case of state and occupational welfare

Miller, M. R (1987) The development of retirement pensions policy in Britain from 1945 to 1986 : A case of state and occupational welfare. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) thesis, University of Kent. (doi:10.22024/UniKent/01.02.86539) (KAR id:86539)

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Abstract

This thesis is a study of state and occupational retirement pensions in Britain from 1945 to 1986. It looks at four main issues. Firstly it presents the data available on the occupational and state pensions systems of the period. Secondly it discusses how policy on retirement pensions evolved from 1945 and. the role of governments, private capital, trade unions, public opinion and the poverty lobby in determining the content of this policy. The thesis also explores the relationship between the state and occupational pensions systems and how each has influenced the development of the other. Finally it discussed factors which seem to have influenced policy in order to help explain why policy on retirement pensions developed as it did. and how the income inequalities of the retirement pensions system have been sustained.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctor of Philosophy (PhD))
DOI/Identification number: 10.22024/UniKent/01.02.86539
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Uncontrolled keywords: State retirement pensions
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe)
J Political Science > JN Political institutions and public administration (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
SWORD Depositor: Hannah Rhodes
Depositing User: Liam Green-Hughes
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2019 16:21 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 11:46 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/86539 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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