Chapter 1 Introduction to Youth Employment Insecurity and Pension Adequacy
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In this introductory chapter, we frame the topic of the edited volume Youth Employment Insecurity and Future Pension Adequacy in a wider context of pension and labour market research and illustrate how the collection extends our understanding of how labour market risks of today’s young people relate to future pension adequacy. We first elaborate on the academic, political and societal relevance of the topic by explaining how increasing labour market risks and recent pension reforms challenge adequate incomes in old age for future generations of retirees. We then shortly review the existing literature and the empirical evidence we can observe so far. Finally, we outline the structure of the book and the contributions of the chapters.