The events of Sunday, 3 June, 2012
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Who and how will our descendants be? Their life conditions will depend on various factors: expectations, social norms, economic situation, access to public services, social safety nets. On some of these aspects a comparison can be made between the various generations that succeeded one another, between those that are alive today and those who will be in the immediate future.
Presented by Matteo Ploner
Equitable and sustainable pensions can also be achieved through supplementary pensions, and not just by extending the working life. The projects of APG and those of PensPlan open up new prospects for subsidiarity.
Discussed by Cesare Vaciago
Published by Donzelli
Economic growth is assumed to be good for human wellbeing; and the case made for free markets is often that they will maximize growth. But recent research into determinants of human happiness questions whether growth should be the objective; and free markets in finance have clearly not delivered even the growth benefits promised. Adair Turner’s lecture will explore what economics can tell us both about desirable social objectives and about the means by which we pursue them. It will argue that while growth itself is not the primary objective, it is a likely result of other desirable aims, such as economic freedom. That alternative justification has, however, profound implications for important aspects of public policy.
Presented by Massimo Gaggi
The debate aims to learn more about the changes that the crisis and the new Government’s policies are introducing in the world of the self-employed and how these choices will affect the future of the upcoming generations of self-employed persons in Italy.
The family is the only place in which all the generations meet and where everyone feels as if they are part of a mobile and complex system of transfers. In recent years, not only have the contours of the family changed but also its traditional structure, since for economic, social and affective reasons, grandparents have been placed at the centre of the household geometry. A providential change and at the same time a risky one insofar as it tends to isolate the family from society, hindering the emancipation of children and creating new forms of dependency. All contradictions that merit identification and analysis.
Presented by Paolo Perazzolo
The debate proposes a reflection on and brief analysis of the policies aimed at promoting wellbeing in the various phases of the life cycle. The starting premise is that policies too can provide a platform for an exchange of views and the construction of intergenerational dialogue.
Michele Pellizzari, Nicola Sartor, Antonio Schizzerotto and Claudio Siciliotti discuss the results of a wide sample survey on the role of the family in the early stages of children’s professional careers. The results help us understand the support available today for reforms that liberalize the markets and reduce dynastic constraints in the labour market.
Organized by lavoce.info
Published by Castelvecchi
Published by Egea
This work studies the determinants of unplanned births and the long-run consequences on children of their births being unplanned in a developing country context. To shed light on this we study the Pope’s visit to Brazil in October 1991, which focused heavily on emphasizing that Catholic Church doctrine was against contraceptive use of any kind. We examine whether nine months after the Pope's visit a surprising number of children have been born, and then track the early life outcomes of this cohort of children such as their birth weight and whether they are breast fed.
Presented by Luca Rigoni
Reformulating the title of the film by Jean-Paul Jaud as a question serves to examine the issue of intergenerational transfers in the current economic crisis. The traditional economy is deaf to the reality of the Anthropocentric and is sacrificing the future generations by resorting to the expedient of a mystifying discounting tax. We must now leave the economy behind and build a society of deceleration.
Presented by Eric Jozsef
Published by Guanda
What I have in mind is to contrast what hopefully is a very slow recovery in the US labour market with what looks like a disaster in much of the EU, particularly in the south. The emphasis is on the different policies pursued in the two cases.
Presented by Tito Boeri
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at the front lineLive discussion of the most advanced research, emerging issues and the most innovative laboratories
dialoguesTwo different points of view, two contrasting ways of looking at a problem and two possible alternatives for solving it
focusA closer look at a phenomenon on the public agenda
intersectionsFrom history to sociology and philosophy. How much and what other disciplines have to say about the economic situation
keywordsA minimalist glossary: the fundamental terms for finding one's bearing and forming an opinion
contemporary witnessesIntellectual experiences, life choices and first hand stories recounted in person by those who have experienced them
visionsOur present and near future in the opinion of important figures on the international cultural scene
for & againstFor & Against
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