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Pension and disabled protection act

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
Basic law pertaining to pension security and disabled protection. In comparison to pre-2008, there is substantial restriction of all rights stemming from work, and a prolonged working span (pensioning in later age than previous to 2008).
Target group
Disabled - Older Workers
Policy Field
  • equal opportunities
  • general fiscal
  • pension
  • social
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
from 2006, amended 2012, 2012, long-term
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: undefined
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: all employed
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The act regulates pensioning rules and amounts based on years employed; the post 2008 amendments are restrictive and prolong the working years.
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
short-term increase of social contributions
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
relief of pension fund, increased retirement age
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • dualisation
  • liberalisation
Type of innovation
  • new/changed output and/or outcome
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • benefit duration
  • benefit eligibility
  • benefit level
Intended target group
All employed, elderly workers, pensioned
Working age population
  • care responsibilities (care for children [0-16/16+], for elderly or other family members)
  • employment situation (typical)
  • income level (low/medium/high) (all income levels)
  • main source of income: paid work
  • main source of income: social protection (disability benefits)
Employers-private institutional actors
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body
  • central state
  • employees (organised or individual)
  • employers (organised or individual)
Intended output
  • benefit duration
  • benefit eligibility
  • benefit level
  • regulation of the labour market (prolonged working age, compulsory retirements)
  • wages
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
uncertaindecreaseddecreasedshould increase but did notdecreasedincreasedincreased
Intended and unintended outcomes
large proportion of all pensioned and working-age population
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
The sustainability of the system in questionable mid-term because of early retirements and uneven age structure, and too strong influx of pensioners
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