Researchers from all over Europe and Israel provide new scientific findings in the book “Ageing in Europe – Supporting Policies for an Inclusive Society” which will be presented on the 29th of October in Brussels:
Population ageing is a secular challenge which will strain the fabric of Europe’s societies. Some of the key questions that will be discussed at the event are:
- Ever more retirees will demand taxes and pension contributions from ever fewer younger workers. Will this create tensions between generations?
- Health is improving but at high costs. Are our societies willing to bear these costs?
- Older workers have accumulated a lot of experience. Will this, however, offset the loss of innovative energy by the young?
- The oldest old are the fastest growing population segment. Will there be sufficient capacity for long-term care when it will be needed? Will informal caregivers (usually daughters) feel lonelier, more socially excluded and more depressive?
- Will the digital divide create increasing tensions where older workers with good computer skills will be happier – and retire later – than those unskilled who stay behind?
The book is freely available for >>Download.