Ageing Expert Group Meeting Session 6: Case studies: SDG8 – Decent work and economic growth

VODCAST - 26 February 2019 Expert Group Meeting Session 6


The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) of the United Nations, the International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA), and Chulalongkorn University, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), organized an international expert group meeting entitled “Measuring population ageing: Bridging Research and Policy”, 25-26 February 2019, Bangkok, Thailand.  

Chair: Sandrine A. Koissy-Kpein, DESA


  • Presentation 1: Ageing and economic growth: Measures, effects and policies
    Jesus Crespo Cuaresma, Vienna University of Economics and Business & IIASA
  • Presentation 2: Untapped work capacity among old persons and their potential contributions to the "Silver Dividend" in Japan
    Naohiro Ogawa, University of Tokyo
  • Presentation 3: Myths of an ageing society
    Andrew Scott, London Business School
  • Presentation 4: Quantifying economic dependency
    Alexia Fürnkranz-Prskawetz, Vienna Institute of Demography & IIASA

More information and presentation slides:


Sergei Scherbov

Project Leader

World Population

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IIASA Project

Reassessing Aging from a Population Perspective (Re-Aging)

Aging demographic data sheet 2018

Russian Demographic Data Sheet 2019


Marois G , Muttarak R , & Scherbov S (2020). Assessing the potential impact of COVID-19 on life expectancy. IIASA Working Paper. Laxenburg, Austria: WP-20-005

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