The social economics of old age : strategies to maintain income in later life in the Netherlands, 1880-1940 / Elles Bulder

Author(s): Bulder, E. A. M. (Elles A. M.)
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Subjects: Older people--Netherlands--Economic conditions
Older people--Netherlands--Social conditions
Old age pensions--Netherlands
Retirement income--Netherlands
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English, Summary is in Dutch
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Amsterdam : Thesis Publishers, 1993
Series: Tinberger Institute research series no. 50
Tinberger Institute research series no. 50
LC Classification: H, HD
Table of Contents: Acknowledgment
List of tables and figures
Ch. 1. Introduction
1.1. Research objectives and synopsis 1
1.2. The demographic transition and the change in the age distribution of the population of the Netherlands 4
1.3. The elderly: concepts and definitions 12
1.4. The concept of 'strategy' 15
1.5. Strategies intended to maintain income in later life 21
Ch. 2. Theories concerning the strategies intended to maintain income in later life prior to the creation of the welfare state
2.1. Labour force participation 29
2.2. Saving behaviour; and the old age security and the bequest motive for saving 35
2.3. The responsibility assumed by the collectivity 46
2.4. The household, the family and the kin-network 52
Ch. 3. The strategies intended to maintain income in later life in the Netherlands as reconstructed from national and regional level sources
3.2. Labour force participation 70
3.3. Saving behaviour 92
3.4. The role of the collectivity 103
3.5. The household, the family and the kin-network 116
Ch. 4. Strategies to maintain income as practiced in Winterswijk (1888-1938)
4.2. Winterswijk 139
4.3. The Winterswijk cohorts 142
4.4. Labour force participation 146
4.5. Saving behaviour 154
4.6. The collectivity 163
4.7. The household, the family and the kin-network 169
4.8. Income packaging in Winterswijk 186
Ch. 5. Concluding remarks
5.1. Labour force participation 195
5.2. Saving behaviour 199
5.3. The collectivity 199
5.4. The family 201
5.5. Income packaging and the strategies intended to maintain income in later life 201
References 205
Summary in Dutch 223
Appendix 1 The Netherlands 'Beroepstellingen of 1899-1947' 235
Appendix 2 The 'Rijksverzekeringsbank' (now known as the 'Sociale Verzekeringsbank') and the National Insurance Act (1913/19) and the Old Age Security Act (1919) 243
Appendix 3 Official guidelines on financial obligations to relatives according to the DIVOA in 1954 251
Appendix 4 The Population Register in the Netherlands 255
Appendix 5 Income tax records of Winterswijk 259
Appendix 6 A boarding contract from Winterswijk in the year 1849 265
Appendix 7 Selection and input procedures used on the Population Registers of Limbricht, Scheemda and Winterswijk 267
Appendix 8 The determination of the socio-economic status of elderly individuals in Winterswijk and the calculation of adult equivalents 273
Appendix 9 Proportional-hazards analysis 277
Alternate Titles: Strategies to maintain income in later life in the Netherlands, 1880-1940
Notes: ISBN: 9051701861
"Also published as thesis Rotterdam, 1993" -- T.p. verso
Summary in Dutch
Includes bibliographical references (p. [205]-222)
Physical Description: xvi, 281 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 29374733
ISBN/ISSN: 9051701861

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