Demographic changes

Social security in an ageing world

The impact of demographic changes is recognized as one of the most important challenges that social security institutions will face in the future.

To coincide with the United Nations International Day of Older Persons on 1 October 2017, the ISSA has launched a major new report on demography: Megatrends and social security: Demographic...
Home to over half the global population, the Asia and the Pacific region is diverse in its economic, social and demographic development. Supported by strong economic growth in the region since...
The definition of an adequate retirement benefit has often focused on one measure alone – the replacement ratio. Given the multiple aims of social security systems, this focus can be considered...
It is commonplace for many social security pension systems to be financed on a pay-as-you-go (PAYG) basis: in any given year, current contributors allow the use of their contributions to pay...
Population ageing is a reality: in all regions of the world there are greater numbers of elders and falling birth rates. As the international community marks the International Day of Older...
Solutions to the social and economic challenges associated with inequality, youth unemployment, health care costs and an ageing world population were high on the agenda of the World Economic...
As social security schemes are impacted by the combined pressures of short-term fiscal constraints and long-term demographic changes, the critical contribution of actuaries to the sustainable...
The general message of the report is that social security can demonstrate, as has been recognized, that it is not simply a cost factor but instead represents a viable social investment. It needs...
Evolving demographic patterns will have a lasting impact on national social security systems, and action is needed now, panellists agreed during a plenary session that accompanied a day-long...
This open assessment accompanied the release of a new report, Dynamic Social Security: Securing social stability and economic development , by the International...
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