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Challenges of Ageing Societies in the Visegrad Countries

Edited by Zsuzsa Széman

The European Union is in a process of significant population ageing, the working-age population is shrinking, while the over-65 population is increasing. The strongest pressure is expected to occur during the period 2015-35 when the baby-boom generation enters retirement. This presents challenges for sustainable public finances, in particular the financing of health care and pensions, and could weaken the solidarity between generations. But this view neglects the significant actual and potential contribution that older people - and the baby-boom cohorts in particular - can make to society.

Read the full study online: http://www.maltai.hu/data/Challenges_of_Aging_Societies.pdf