Integrated Research on Aging Policies and Potential Poverty for Senior Citizens in European Welfare States
Theoretical framework: The theoretical item of aging policy which I use as a concept which combines long-term care policy, pension policy and social assistance policy will be shown in the paper. I define pension, long-term care and social assistance policy together as « aging policy ». I will introduce the findings of a study on aging policies in different types of European welfare states and their impact on potential poverty, and a theoretical typology for aging policies that is based on different ways in which aging policy impact on potential poverty of senior citizens.
Methodological approach:This paper includes UK, Denmark and Germany on the basis of Esping-Andersen’s welfare regime typology (Esping Andersen, 1990). The aging policies of the three welfare states will be analyzed on the basis of published policy documents and institutional policy studies. The interaction of aging policy with their impacts on prevent, cover or create potential poverty will be included. And how each policy field compensate with each other as well as contribute to the gaps will be shown.
Contribution to scientific further development: This research will contribute to a broad understanding about the ways in which different types of welfare states aging policies interact on their impact of potential poverty on senior citizens.