The 2005 Beveridge Lecture
Thursday 1 December
(followed by a wine reception)
At the Royal Statistical Society
12 Errol Street London EC1Y 8LX
Entry is by free ticket. Demand for tickets is expected to be high.
Priority will be given to RSS Fellows if the application is received by 25 November.
Demography, distribution and the future of pensions in the UK?
Professor of Social Policy and Director of the ESRC Research Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) at the London School of Economics.
The day after the Pensions Commission publishes its long-awaited report on the future of pensions in the UK (and on the eve of the anniversary of publication of Beveridge's landmark report on social insurance), Professor John Hills, a member of the Commission, will outline its findings and the recommendations it is making to meet the challenges set out in its first report, published a year ago. In that report, the Commission warned that faced with the increasing proportion of the popuation aged over 65, society and individuals would have to choose between pensioners becoming poorer relative to the rest of society, increasing taxes, higher savings, and/or later retirement. This lecture will set out the options recommended by the Commission and the ways in which they relate to the statistical evidence available to it.
The Beveridge Lectures were initiated in 1966 by the Institute of Statisticians, now merged with the Royal Statistical Society, to commemorate the first President of the Institute. This is the fifth lecture since the Society revived the lecture series in 1998.
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