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Population Europe Inter-Faces: Jane Falkingham

"We have to start thinking about non-productive or non-paid work in a different way" - an interview with Jane Falkingham (Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton).


1. How do the shifts in population growth and ageing that took place in the last five decades differ from previous demographic transitions?

2. What do you consider to be the biggest policy challenge resulting from these changes?

3. Can these challenges be met within the existing framework of our welfare systems?

4. Do you think that unpaid work will get more attention in light of demographic change?

5. With regard to intergenerational relations, do you see a massive conflict of interests between younger and older generations?

6. How can childless people contribute to intergenerational solidarity?

7. Can you name a "best practise" example concerning pension policies?

The Population Europe Inter-Face Series has been published with financial support from the Progress programme of the European Union in the framework of the project ”Supporting a Partnership for Enhancing Europe’s Capacity to Tackle Demographic and Societal Change”.