Dirk Hofäcker

Position: 
RN01 Coordinator 2017-2019
Affiliation: 
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany
From ESA – Strategies & Activities

RN Reports – RN01 Ageing in Europe

2018, issue 42, Dirk Hofäcker and Edward Tolhurst: Ageing is an area of increasing interest across academic disciplines. The rising proportion of older people within society generates a number of challenges. These relate to costs of pensions and care, changes to older workers’ employment and retirement ages, the ‘vertical’ growth of families across generations, and changing patterns of consumption and lifestyles among older people. These topics have gained attention both in academic discourse as well as in public and policy debates.

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