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Law 27/2011, of August the 1st, about updating, adaptation and modernization of the Social Security system

Country of implementation
General short description of the innovation
This policy is a set of measures to reform the Social Security system due to the sociologic and economic factors that demand actions to / maintain the future pensions: / - The decreased birth rate and the increased life expectancy / - The need of advance towards an appropriate relationship between the effort made in contributions along the labour life and the benefits / - The reduced labour activity linked to the increased training years and the excessive use of early retirement / - The economic crisis /
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • pension
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
This policy was published in August 2011.
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: Structural
  • Budgets: Unspecified
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: Unspecified
  • Spatial coverage: National
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
The objectives of the presented policy are: / - To modify the minimum complements of the pensions / - To specify the different ages and the different periods of accredited contributions to get a pension / - To establish the method to calculate the permanent disability pension / - To change the retirement age (from 65 to 67 years old) / - To restrict the early retirement / - To regulate the partial retirement / - To increase the coverage due to labour accidents and illness / - To introduce the Sustainability Factor / - To establish the benefits due to the children care /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
to reform the Social Security system due to the sociologic and economic factors
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
To maintain the future pensions
Type of innovation
  • new policy, practice or measure
New outputs
  • others (Pensions)
Intended target group
The citizens residing in any region of Spain
Working age population
  • employment situation (Currently employed or unemployed people)
  • main source of income: paid work
  • main source of income: social protection (People with or without current benefits)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • central state (Head of State)
Intended output
  • others (Non-assessed yet)
Did the innovation have any outcome related to job quantity?
Non-assessed yet
Intended and unintended outcomes
Non-assessed yet
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
This policy reduces the retirement pension rights, so it has a negative impact on the labour market resilience and on the younger workers inclusion because of the delay of the retirement age. /
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