Europe's Citizens Should Have a Choice
Toward a New Policy of Life-Course Flexibility
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- Even a new baby-boom and high migration cannot prevent Europe from population ageing over the next decades.
- Population ageing and shrinking labour force will affect the productivity of the economy if no further reforms are undertaken.
- These reforms should include a redistribution of work over the life-course which will also require a new system of social protection.
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