EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

Basic factors of needed welfare policy supporting the counter-ageing society in the Czech Republic

Abstract
1. Demographic trends
2. Impact of population ageing on public spending
3. Employment perspectives and problems
4. Welfare system and competitiveness
The Czech economy faces increasingly tough international competition. The economy must bounce back. Our social security systems must stay functional and economically viable in an ageing society without placing impossible burdens on the next generation. The labour market must be made more flexible and obstacles to employment must be removed. Non-wage labour costs must remain at acceptable levels for both business and employees.
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