Riding the Population Wave
Policy Options for the Ageing Baby-Boomer Generation in Europe
- 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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