All PhD-projects will be carried out at the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR), Programme Group Institutions, Inequalities and Internationalisation.
A) 1 Phd-candidate for the research project “Income Position of the Elderly in Different Welfare State Regimes: The Interdependence of Pension and Housing Policy Developments during the Period 1965- 2004”, directed by Dr. Caroline Dewilde (together with Dr. Johan De Deken and Prof. Dr. Van de Werfhorst) and financed by a Open Competition-grant from the Netherlands’ Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
General project description:
This research project concerns an empirical test of the supposed existence of a trade-off or an inverse relationship between home-ownership and welfare spending, particularly on pensions. So far, the empirical evidence for such a trade-off has made use of a limited conceptualisation of policy arrangements, and has been based on cross-sectional analyses of macro-level indicators.
The aim of this project is to analyse if, and to what extent, post-war pension policies and housing policies have evolved in an interdependent way, resulting in specific institutional settings affecting the economic situation of the elderly – in terms of their poverty risk, income adequacy, and the way this is achieved through the so-called ‘pension mix’ and the combination of pensions with other assets, especially housing wealth. To this end, several research strategies are proposed: next to macroquantitative lon...