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Class, union, or party allegiance? Comparing pension reform preferences in Britain and Germany

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This chapter explores to what degree public opinion, particularly specific social groups including social classes, retirees, members of trade unions, and supporters of political parties, defend the status quo or are willing to support reforms. It distinguishes two major dimensions of pension-specific attitudes, retrenchment and redistribution. Using data from the 2008 European Social Survey, the study compares two countries with different pension systems, organized interests, and party system...

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Reviewed (other)

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10.1007/978-3-319-63652-8_5

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Green Templeton College
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Author, Editor
ORCID:
0000-0001-9838-8813
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Role:
Author, Editor
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan Publisher's website
Pages:
107-128
Host title:
Welfare State Reforms Seen from Below: Comparing Public Attitudes and Organized Interests in Britain and Germany
Place of publication:
Cham
Publication date:
2017-11-28
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828985
ISBN:
9783319636551
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uuid:6e3293b6-fdf4-4bfa-93e7-b43bdbf14873
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pubs:828985
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2018-03-11

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