EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

Generation30 The Present and Future of Young People in the Long-life Society

1. The long-life society — a young generation’s view

The phenomenon of the long-life society is not a well-kept secret anymore. In fact, it is well-researched. Scientific projections on how life expectancy will increase over the next decades1 may be the most exact and reliable in current futurology, while other forecasts are often quite wrong. Hands-on measures to adapt health care and pension systems to the long-life phenomenon are on the way to being implemented in most countries2.
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