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13 November 2013


Public Sports Promotion in Germany Put to Test

The medal count for the German athletes competing in the Olympic Games in London in 2012 has sparked off an ongoing debate on sports promotion in Germany. Athletes and representatives of various sports associations criticise in particular public promotion as being inefficient, intransparent and socio-politically questionable …

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5 August 2013

A new study examining day-to-day variability in adults’ cognitive performance shows that older adults are more consistent than younger ones

Young and Old: Who Performs More Consistently?

How variable is our cognitive performance from one day to the next? Do older adults vary more in their performance than younger people? Scientists from Berlin, Frankfurt, and Sweden have examined these questions in the COGITO Study. The Director at the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy comments on what the findings mean with respect to the productivity of older adults in their working life.

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12 June 2013

Book Launch

Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations in Europe: First Results from SHARE after the Economic Crisis

The economic crisis poses serious challenges for Europe’s economic and social future. These new challenges come in addition to the well-known but so far only partially addressed challenges exerted by population ageing. Finding policy responses in this situation – which will remain difficult for quite some time – requires the availability of solid scientific evidence, dealing with the interplay of several interrelated factors such as the financial and social situation as well as physical and mental health.
SHARE – the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe – provides data on these central aspects of life in Europe today. The new publication "Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations in Europe – First Results from SHARE after the Economic Crisis" delivers insights on the lives of people fifty and over in 16 European countries.

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22 April 2013

SHARE Wave 4 – Book Launch on June 27, 2013 in Brussels

Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations in Europe – First Results from SHARE after the Economic Crisis

Europe faces great economic and social challenges for the coming decades. The motto of the European Year 2012 "Active Ageing and Solidarity between Generations" points to challenges exacerbated by the recent economic crisis: Will we have to work longer and pay more taxes? Will the current austerity measures worsen health and longevity? Will our societies adapt without jeopardizing intergenerational cohesion? SHARE – the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe – is a European policy device and provides much‐needed evidence during these turbulent times.

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28 January 2013

New Publication

Ulrich Becker/Markus Roth (eds.): Recht der Älteren ["Elder Law", available in German only]

Demographic aging poses great challenges to our society – and thus also to our legal system. How can and should law govern the life of an aging (and shrinking) society? How does law respond to demographic processes, and which provisions does it contain in order to meet the particular needs of the elderly?

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