Older. Healthier. More Productive. What Developments Can we Expect in Terms of Pensions and Demography?
Munich Seminar on 24 April 2017 with Prof. Dr. Axel Börsch-Supan, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich and Head of the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA)
Professor Axel Börsch-Supan, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich and Head of the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging (MEA), will address key issues concerning our pension system and demographic change in his lecture: “Older. Healthier. More productive. What developments can we expect in terms of pensions and demography?"
The pension system is a popular topic in electoral campaigns: the elderly see their pension levels at risk, the younger fear higher contribution rates, and those in between are worried about having to work longer. With their promises, politicians can quickly win votes.
But what does the future really hold in store? Is demographic change a threat? How can pensions be more generous even though the statutory pension levels are declining? With increasing life-spans, will we need to rethink our lives?
The lecture will present scientific evidence to show that demographic change presents many challenges but also that it can be mastered with long-term oriented policies – despite the campaign noise.
The lecture will be in German.
Recordings will be available a few days later on demand in the Media Library.
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