|Author (Person)||Willetts, David|
|Publisher||Centre for European Reform (CER)|
|Content Type||Textbook | Monograph|
Europe must get to grips with the problems posed by an ageing population, or face a declining economic growth rate and ever-increasing pension liabilities. David Willetts MP exposes the myth that Britain is better prepared to face the problems of an ageing population than continental Europe. He argues that while France and Germany must reform their state pensions systems, Britain needs to tackle a low savings rate and the crisis in company pension funds. Willetts also explores which family friendly and immigration policies could reverse Europe's demographic decline. He concludes that Europe's changing demographic structure will alter the balance of economic power within the EU and the world at large.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Employment and Social Affairs, Geography|