EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

Insurance: A Leading Player in the New Welfare

1. Introduction

As recently as last September, the ex Health Minister, Umberto Veronesi told the Corriere della Sera that boys born in 2007 have a life expectancy of 97 years, while that of girls is as much as 103. A fact, the internationally famous scientist explained, made possible by the enormous progress made by medical science.
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The Necessity for a Restructuring of the Welfare System

At the Turin conference, authoritative academics, members of the professions, from the world of finance and insurance, policy makers, met to discuss the subject of population ageing. In particular they considered the repercussions of longevity and the increase in life expectancy on the economic sustainability of Welfare systems.
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