Demographics Matter: The Global Challenge of an Ageing Population

Dossier ISPI


A cura di Giovanni Lamura e Alessandro Rosina

Ageing population is a trend increasingly shared by many countries in the world: not only advanced, but also emerging economies. As younger cohorts shrink while the elderly represent a larger share of the population, governments have to deal urgently with issues regarding the future of their welfare systems. How to preserve sound public finances in a context of increasing demand for pensions, health and long-term care? What policies would be needed to promote and support active ageing? Are current models of welfare provision still appropriate to face major changes in States’ demographic structures?



Ageing Over Berlin

Gerhard Naegele, Institut für Gerontologie



Sweden, Almost a Country for Old Men

Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Linköping University; Annika Heuer, Linköping University; Indre Genelyte, Linköping University



David and Goliath: the Elderly Challenge in Israel

Aviad Tur-Sinai, Max Stern Yezreel Valley College and University of Rochester



The Old Dragon: Population and Policies in China

Chen Wei, Renmin University of China



Ageing Royale: The State of the Elderly in Japan

Tetsuo Ogawa, Chiba University



The Not-So-Sweet Life of Italy’s Elders

Giovanni Lamura, INRCA IRCCS – National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing; Alessandro Rosina, ISPI and Catholic University of the Sacred Heart



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