Talk:Pension

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Pensions and class struggle[edit]

There was a period when pensions did not exist. This was generally the period before the working class came into its own and started demanding what was called after WWII 'new property'. If I am able to find what I am looking for, then I will add a few points about the history of working class people fighting for the decommodification of their labour-power.

Pension history section missing a lot.[edit]

The pension history section implies that the first type of pension was the widow pension. This is not true. Pensions arose around 90 BC in the Roman Republic when the Marian Reform brought about the rise of a professional army. Upon retirement at the end of their 20-25 year service, soldiers could expect a plot of land, the contents of their retirement fund, and half pay for about 20 years.

It is also possible that this practice could have gone back even further with other nations of the time, but the oldest example I am immediately aware of is Rome. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.176.157.66 (talk) 17:43, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

"State Pension"[edit]

The usage and topic of State Pension is under discussion, see talk:State Pension -- 70.51.44.60 (talk) 08:12, 15 January 2016 (UTC)