Introduction

Keilman N & Prinz C (1995). Introduction. In: Social Security, Household, and Family Dynamics in Ageing Societies. pp. 1-20 Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. ISBN 978-94-015-8441-8 DOI:10.1007/978-94-015-8441-8_1.

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Abstract

The consequences for social security expenditures of the process of population ageing have been studied extensively in many societies. However, these studies have concentrated mostly on the changing age structure of these societies, but have given almost no attention to changes in living arrangements of the elderly, although they form an important aspect of the ageing process. As an example, consider the international comparative studies carried out in the 1980s in which the demographic impact on future public expenditures was investigated, for instance those of the IMF (Heller et al., 1986) and the OECD (e.g. Holzmann, 1987). On the basis of an assumed increase of two years in average life expectancies at birth until 2050, Holzmann concluded that (real) public expenditures to old age pensions in the OECD would rise by 35 per cent in the period 1985–2010, and by 87 per cent during the years 1985–2030. The results of the IMF-study point out even stronger growth rates for public expenditures for old age pensions, for instance 89 per cent for Canada for the period 1980–2010, and no less than 185 per cent for Italy during that period.

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Depositing User: Romeo Molina
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2016 12:37
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2016 12:37
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/12808

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