Let’s rethink our pension system
In the context of globalisation and ageing, everybody agrees that short term measures have no future. Since 1960 the average pension length has gone from 8 to more than 20 years. It is expected that in the coming 40 years there will be tree times less actives for every pensioner. Ageing is an insurmountable burden for the future generations. And meanwhile it seems like our government is definitively temporarily. There are however simple solutions, as the Swedish model has shown. Ageing is less a demographic or economic problem than it is a political one. We have to act fast to maintain the vital intergenerational solidarity and rethink our pension system to avoid the clash of… generations.
Grey Gold - How the babyboomers can make eldercare a success story
The debate on ageing has been going on for quite a few years, but nothing has actually been done. The clock keeps ticking… With this book we want to stimulate the reform process, and offer a new reference frame for the debate. All too often the debate is focussed on the costs and burdens. Eldercare is more than retirement homes, homecare and care for the demented. In this book we offer concrete policy proposals on the financing of eldercare, on how the available money is best spent (we strongly believe the elderly are best placed to make such decisions, and not the care facilities), on how we can resolve the personnel shortage, and how we can prepare our houses and neighbourhoods for the 3rd age.
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