ESRC-DFID Research for Policy and Practice: Pensioner Poverty
The Impact Initiative
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Longer lives not only deliver social benefits but are also crucial from an economic perspective. 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.