EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

Active Ageing and Pension Policies in the Context of the European Employment Strategy

1. Introduction

Europe is ageing and the european workforce is ageing too. Between 1950 and 2000 the percentage of people over 65 years of age in the EU25 increased from 9.1% to 15.7%. By 2025 this group will represent 22.7% of the entire population. Between 2010 and 2030 in the EU25 the EC expects a drop in the number of (Source: Demographic Green Paper of the EC of 2005):
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