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Every two years, the Italian Association for Population Studies (AISP) publishes a report on the state of the Italian Population. This year's report provides a careful insight of the effects of the economic crisis on several demographic indicators. Download the report here: 2015_aisp_report.pdf [...]
This year’s Employment and Social Development Review provides a broad overview of the challenges facing the European Union over the coming years as it slowly emerges from the worst recession in its history. It highlights the scale of the challenges, but also the benefits of continuing to invest in education, training and wider labour market and social policies alongside the actions being taken to restore economic growth in the light of the Union’s 2020 employment and social goals. [...]
Financial worries and money saving behaviour among Europeans with respect to old age
Most welfare states in Europe have taken measures to make their public pension systems more sustainable, not only by increasing the retirement age but also by placing additional responsibility on individuals to close the pension gap through personal savings and private pension plans. A cross-national study by Douglas A. Hershey, Kne Henkens and Hendrik P. van Dalen investigates who worries most about their financial future in retirement and who takes active steps to ensure an adequate standard of living when retired. [...]

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