Budgetary challenges posed by ageing populations

This report focusses on budgetary challenges posed by ageing populations and reports on the impact on public spending on pensions, health and long-term care for the elderly and possible indicators of the long-term sustainablity of public finances.
It brings together the work undertaken in past two years by a group on ageing populations attached to the Economic Policy Committee.

It contains:

• revised projections, up to 2050 for spending on public pensions: this follows an interim report examined by the Council on 6 November 2000, which was prepared under the Chairmanship of Professor Vittorio Grilli;

• projections for the impact of ageing population on public spending on health care and long-term care for the elderly;

• some indicators, which on the basis of the projections for age-related expenditures, could help in assessing the overall impact of ageing populations on the long-term sustainability of public finances.

Date: 10/24/2010
Author: Economic Policy Committee
Organization: Economic Policy Committee
Reference: http://ec.europa.eu/economy_finance/publications/publication7196_en.pdf
Only for Members: No
Content type: Presentation
Tags: adults, demography, senior generation, social support
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