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Demographics, public spending and social programs


Author: Golini, A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1998


Examines the relationship among demographic trends, public spending, & social programs in Italy. The population of Italy is characterized by a very low fertility rate (in the 1990s, 1.1-1.3 children per woman, one of the lowest in the world) & very rapid aging (Italy was the first country in which people ages 60+ outnumbered people under age 20). These trends require continuous & deep changes in the organization of society & in public services to avoid an increasing imbalance between demand & supply. They also require new social policies based on equality, efficiency, & rationality.

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Pages: 119-141
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 4.4.03
Keywords: Europe, older, policy compliance
Reads: 183