The ‘Generosity’ of Pensions for Workers in Hard Jobs: In Need of a Nuanced Debate

7 Pages Posted: 16 Nov 2018

Date Written: October 16, 2018

Abstract

This policy brief examines issues surrounding recent cuts in pensions provision for workers in arduous and hazardous jobs (WAHJ). Such workers have historically enjoyed better provision because of the strong possibility of them having to take early retirement, but historic arrangements are now under threat. The policy brief presents some data on the working conditions and pensions patterns of WAHJ and provides some policy suggestions for their trade union representatives.

Keywords: pension scheme ; hazardous work ; social protection ; retirement age ; working conditions ; occupational pension scheme ; EU countries

Suggested Citation

Spasova, Slavina and Vanhercke, Bart, The ‘Generosity’ of Pensions for Workers in Hard Jobs: In Need of a Nuanced Debate (October 16, 2018). ETUI Research Paper - Policy Brief 12/2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3284387 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3284387

Slavina Spasova (Contact Author)

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Bart Vanhercke

University of Amsterdam ( email )

Spui 21
Amsterdam, 1018 WB
Netherlands

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