ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice

Pensioner Poverty

Published on 31 July 2019

If supported, longevity can yield productivity gains in terms of a larger, experienced labour force, as well as in contributions to society such as caregiving and volunteering.

This collection of ESRC-DFID funded research shows that in many settings, universal cash transfers and social pension programmes are providing much-needed financial support to older people.

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Impact Initiative (ed.) (2019) Pensioner Poverty, ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice, Brighton: IDS

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Institute of Development Studies and The Impact Initiative


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