«Revisiting Economic Vulnerability in Old Age»: la thèse de Julia Henke a été publiée

Thèse Julia HenkeLa thèse de notre ancienne collègue Julia Henke, réalisée avec les données de l'enquête VLV, a été publiée dans la série Life Course Research and Social Policies des éditions Springer. Son contenu est librement disponible au format PDF ou Epub.

Quelques mots de son introduction:

The economic situation of the retired population has been the object of ongoing and lively public debates in Switzerland because of impending reforms of the old age pension scheme. Switzerland is an example that stands for many a wealthy country that has successfully driven back mass poverty in old age but that now has to tackle the flip side of longevity, the demographic aging of the population. The retirement of the numerically strong baby boomer generation and the persistently low fertility rates have raised the question about the financial sustainability of the Swiss pension system. Central to this concern is the granting of a dignified retirement for the popu-lation aged 65 and older, an objective that is laid down in the federal constitution as ‘maintaining his or her previous lifestyle in an appropriate manner.’

10 mars 2020