EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

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Paper No. 11, January 2009: Towards a New Welfare

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Content Summary

Editorial: Welfare and the Wealth of Nations
Orio Giarini

Editorial: “New Age for All Ages”: The Counter-Ageing Society
Mara Tagliabue

The European Social Pension: A Theoretical Exercise
Milton Nektarios

Intertwining of Ageing and Sustainability in Eastern Europe
Aleksander Zidanšek and Ivo Šlaus

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Long Term Care Underwriting and Claims Assessment Protocols — The Uk Experience

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This part of our publication presents texts which are not original. They are motivated and written under various contexts: they provide an insight on the fact that the lenghtening of the life cycle is of greater and greater concern and interest in many different directions. The counter-ageing society is an issue which needs to be perceived on the basis of a true, practical as well as theoretical, multidisciplinary approach. On the basis of this larger vision, the work, activity and research of any specialist can be better appreciated and given value within the framework of a global background of reference.

Abstract

This article takes a critical look at some weaknesses in Long Term Care (LTC) underwriting and claims protocols that developed in the UK market against a backdrop of a collapsing demand for pre-funded LTC products. Although these products have all but disappeared from the UK market, important lessons can be learned to help new entrants deal more effectively with risk management of any second generation LTC products.
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Clinical Aspects of Long-Term Risk Management

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This part of our publication presents texts which are not original. They are motivated and written under various contexts: they provide an insight on the fact that the lenghtening of the life cycle is of greater and greater concern and interest in many different directions. The counter-ageing society is an issue which needs to be perceived on the basis of a true, practical as well as theoretical, multidisciplinary approach. On the basis of this larger vision, the work, activity and research of any specialist can be better appreciated and given value within the framework of a global background of reference.

1. Developing a Shared Language

The relationship between life/health underwriting and the medical profession may seem at first sight to be a simple one. However there is a complex dynamic between the two that is at its most intricate in the assessment of Long-Term Care (LTC) risk. Most of the difficulties arise in the way that the different professions know things and the need for one to adapt this knowledge to the paradigms of the other.
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The Graying of the Great Powers – Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century

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This part of our publication presents texts which are not original. They are motivated and written under various contexts: they provide an insight on the fact that the lenghtening of the life cycle is of greater and greater concern and interest in many different directions. The counter-ageing society is an issue which needs to be perceived on the basis of a true, practical as well as theoretical, multidisciplinary approach. On the basis of this larger vision, the work, activity and research of any specialist can be better appreciated and given value within the framework of a global background of reference.

Book Summary

In the spring of 2008, the Global Aging Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies published the Graying of the Great Powers, an in-depth study of the geopolitical implications of ‘global aging’— the dramatic transformation in population age structures and growth rates being brought about by falling fertility and rising longevity worldwide. The viewpoint of the study is that of the United States in particular and of today’s developed countries in general. Its timeframe is roughly the next half-century, from today through 2050.
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The Interaction of Public and Private Systems in Health Care Provision: the Italian Two-faced Janus

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The interaction between public and private systems in the provision of healthcare is complex because they refer to different logics and functioning mechanisms. This paper presents and discusses an extreme case of coexistence of public and private regimes in providing healthcare — the Italian intramoenia.
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Towards the Improvement in Working Conditions for Older Workers: Empirical Evidence from Maltese Companies

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As in most of the 27 European Union member states, and stimulated by recent community policies, Malta is also a country currently in the throes of a political and normative process, whose objective is to extend the professional life of workers, mainly by deferring retirement age.
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The Need for Age-Neutral Training in the ‘Silver Society’

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With the ageing of society, pension reforms loom over the policy agenda of industrial countries. A core element of most pension reform packages is the increase of the pension age. Both policy makers and enterprises are, thus, aware that lifelong learning and the need to retain older workers in employment takes on ever more importance.
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Medicare in USA: Present and Future

1. Introduction

The election of former Illinois Senator Barack Obama as the next president of the United States has pushed health-care back to the top of the national agenda, although the exact timing of a legislative initiative remains unclear.
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USA Retirees 2008 Survey: Summary Report

1. Introduction

The 2008 Recent Retirees Survey was sponsored by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) to better understand the tools and practices that might encourage workers to postpone their retirement and remain longer with their company.
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Multidimensional Perspective on the Well-being of Older People

1. Introduction

The ageing process begins in childhood and by passing through all different phases of life, and accumulating life experiences along the way, we end up living in old age. The focus of the research work reported here is this old age phase of life. The emphasis on older people is motivated by some well-known stylised facts of contemporary societies.
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