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Will population ageing spell the end of the welfare state? A review of evidence and policy options

Cylus, Jonathan, Normand, Charles and Figueras, Josep (2018) Will population ageing spell the end of the welfare state? A review of evidence and policy options. The Economics of Healthy and Active Ageing Series, Sagan, Anna and Richardson, Erica (eds.). European Observatory on Health Systems and Policies, Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Abstract

This brief serves as an overview and introduction to the Economics of Healthy and Active Ageing series. It reviews the main evidence on the health and long-term care costs associated with ageing populations to better understand the expected cost pressures due to changing demographics. At the same time, the brief explores how older populations can and do contribute meaningfully both in economic and societal terms, particularly if they are able to remain healthy and active into later life. The brief concludes by reviewing selected policy areas that have been shown to either support the health and activity of older people or which otherwise reinforce sustainable care systems more broadly in the context of population ageing.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.euro.who.int/en/about-us/partners/obser...
Additional Information: © 2018 World Health Organization
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I12 - Health Production: Nutrition, Mortality, Morbidity, Suicide, Substance Abuse and Addiction, Disability, and Economic Behavior
I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I1 - Health > I18 - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J1 - Demographic Economics > J14 - Economics of the Elderly; Economics of the Handicapped
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Date Deposited: 27 Nov 2018 16:29
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 02:10
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90829

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