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Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models

Jun 22 2022

Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models

In the context of population ageing, understanding how different approaches to welfare can secure the health and well-being of older adults is an important priority and challenge. The seminar aims to provide a forum to explore perspectives and priorities regarding the “welfare models” and how they are changing and influencing health and well-being at older ages. The aim is to offer further guidance to policy-makers, care providers, and advocates for older adults on identifying potential ways of meeting needs, as their models can evolve in response to changing demographic pressures, socio-economic circumstances, or exceptional circumstances, such as the recent pandemic.


Preliminary Schedule

9:15-9:30 - Registration & Coffee

9:30-9:45 - Welcome and Introduction

Ester RIZZI, Belgian CREW coordinator, UCLouvain

Family ties, health and retirement

9:45-10:00 - “Overview of the objectives of CREW and key accomplishments”

Bruno ARPINO, CREW Principal Investigator, University of Florence

10:00-10:15 - “Mothers’ dilemma at retirement across welfare regimes”

Ester RIZZI, Belgian CREW coordinator, UCLouvain

10:15-10:30 - “Gender and later-life health at the intersection of state, market, and family”

Damiano UCCHEDDU, CREW researcher, UCLouvain

10:30-10:45 - Discussion

10:45-11:00 - Coffee break

Older people at the time of the pandemic

11:00-11:15 - “Empirical challenges in the analysis of intergenerational COVID transmission?”

Tom EMERY, CREW researcher, Erasmus University Rotterdam

11:15-11:30 - “Covid-19 among older adults in Europe: protective behaviours, policies, norms, and mental burden” 

Malgorzata MIKUCKA, CREW researcher, UCLouvain and Mannheim University

11:30-11:45 - Discussion

11:45-12:45 - Panel discussion

Maja DJUNDEVA, Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP)

Maciej LIS, Economist, Social Policy Division at the OECD

Anna LUDWINEK, Research Manager, Brussels Liaison Manager, Social Policies Unit, Eurofound

Sergio PERELMAN, Country Team Leader of SHARE, Professor at University of Liège, Department of Economics and Director of the Center of Research in Public Economics and Population Economics (CREPP)

Johanna SCHÜTZ, Researcher at the Kempten University of Applied Sciences, Bavarian Research Center for Digital Health and Social Care


Anne GAUTHIER, Dutch CREW coordinator, Director of the Generations and Gender Programme (GGP), Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and Professor at the University of Groningen

12:45-13:00 - Q & A with the audience

Centre for Demographic Research, Université Catholique de Louvain
Université Catholique de Louvain