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STRATEGIC APPROACH TO AGING SOCIETY IN THE CROATIAN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY
STRATEGIC APPROACH TO AGING SOCIETY IN THE CROATIAN NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY

Author(s): Vesna Vučemilović, Sanel Volarić
Subject(s): Welfare systems, Politics and society, Health and medicine and law, Demography and human biology, Gerontology, Public Finances, Fiscal Politics / Budgeting, Socio-Economic Research
Published by: Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Ekonomski fakultet u Osijeku
Keywords: aging society; national strategy; the Republic of Croatia; pension system; healthcare system;
Summary/Abstract: According to statistics for the European Union (EU), the European population age structure is expected to change significantly. Long-term projections for the EU indicate a substantial increase in the share of people aged 65 and above. Due to higher life expectancy and fertility rate decrease, the EU faces a decline in the working-age population and growing demand for social and health services. According to Eurostat, the share of the very elderly population (80 and over) in the Republic of Croatia will be more than double in 2070 compared to 2019. The total population of the country will decrease to 3 million inhabitants. The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of measures planned in the Croatian National Development Strategy (CNDS) for the period 2021-2030 related to the said issues. The fundamental question is how to achieve a sustainable pension system and public finances in such circumstances. The findings and recommendations may be used for policy suggestions to relevant institutions to create adequate solutions for our citizens.

  • Page Range: 63-81
  • Page Count: 19
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English