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Prosperity strategies in aging societies

Yves Leterme, OECD deputy secretary general

At the Berlin Demography Forum 2013, Yves Leterme discusses how aging societies can maintain population balance, economic growth and intergenerational solidarity.

Yves Leterme, deputy secretary general of the OECD, discusses his prescriptions for aging societies seeking to maintain their prosperity.
To keep economic and social stability in advanced economies, and fortify the social welfare state, policymakers should strengthen family policies and let grandparents take some of the strain, urges Leterme, the former Prime Minister of Belgium, who also argues that popular perceptions that the young are paying for the welfare of the old are wrong.

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