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Challenges of an ageing population – retirement age and the welfare model

Poster
Authors Eva-Maria Svensson
Sara Stendahl
Thomas Erhag
Pernilla Rendahl
Otto Swedrup
Published in The 24th Nordic Congress of Gerontology, 2-4 May, 2018
Publication year 2018
Published at Department of Law
Centre for Ageing and Health (Agecap)
Language en
Links https://www.hioa.no/eng/Events/The-...
https://gup.ub.gu.se/file/207413
Keywords Nordic welfare system, ageing population, retirement age, tax base
Subject categories Law

Abstract

An ageing population is repeatedly perceived as a major challenge for, and even as a threat against, the Nordic welfare model. Increasing demands on welfare services due to an ageing population, at the same time as a decreasing productivity growth, have led to a demand for a prolonged working life. The broader context, e.g. the discourse on ‘successful ageing’, the lack of interest for alternative ways to increase the revenues such as a changed tax base, and a challenge of the welfare model, is not sufficiently explored. Aim To provide an argumentative basis for a discussion on the presumptions of the perceived conflict between ageing and the welfare system, and, whether it is possible, and if so, how, to legally safeguard a sustainable welfare model based on inclusion and social security. Method

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