Demography report 2008: Meeting social needs in an ageing society

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The purpose of this second report is to provide the latest facts and figures that are needed for an informed debate with the stakeholders taking part in the Forum and with the group of government experts on demography, which was involved in the conception of the present report. As far as possible, data are provided for each Member State, allowing policy makers and stakeholders to compare their own country's situation with that of others, to understand the specificity of their country and, possibly, to identify countries that provide interesting experiences from which others can draw lessons. In so doing, the report responds to the request from Member States who want to learn from the variety of national experience across the European Union. The report focuses in particular on two issues that have received much attention following the adoption of the communication on Europe's demographic future: the modernisation of family policies2 and opportunities for enhancing the contribution of older people to the economy and society.

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