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Policy Brief

Riding the Population Wave

Policy Options for the Ageing Baby-Boomer Generation in Europe

Key Messages

  • Resistance against an increase in the retirement age is often based on myths that do not stand up to scientific evidence.
  • The economic burden of population ageing is not a demographic destiny, but depends on the productivity of tomorrow’s workforce.
  • Policies should promote information campaigns, life-long learning activities, and measures to support a comprehensive work-education-life balance.

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