Grey New World: Europe on the Road to Gerontocracy?
Higher life expectancy and feminization of work have changed the life course. These developments require changes in the way society organizes work and accumulates and maintains human capital over the life cycle. This paper describes various reforms aimed at preventing Europe from becoming a gerontocracy. It also discusses the political challenges associated with reforms aimed at lengthening the working life and protecting fertility. (JEL code: J1) Copyright , Oxford University Press.
Volume (Year): 54 (2008)
Issue (Month): 1 (March)
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