During the last decades inequality has risen not only in respect to income and wealth but also in respect to health and longevity (e.g. Chetty et al., 2016; Case and Deaton, 2017). To understand the recent trends in inequality, it is important to consider that people are most vulnerable during childhood and during old age. This fact has triggered a specific interest in the evolution of inequality over the life course (e.g. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2015; OECD, 2017).
The aim of this project is to provide a unified framework for studying and mitigating the economic and demographic consequences of increasing inequality in European countries. To do so, the RIWAG project pursues several important objectives:
M Sánchez-Romero, and A Prskawetz, forthcoming. Socio-economic consequences of increased longevity in contemporary populations. In Lemaitre, J-P. and Pavard, S. (eds). Aging and longevity: A Multi-disciplinary Approach. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
M Sánchez-Romero, and A Prskawetz, forthcoming. Social security reforms in heterogeneous aging populations. In Bloom, D. E., Sousa-Poza, A., and Sunde, U. (eds). The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Ageing. Taylor and Francis, London.
Work in progress
M Sánchez-Romero, P Schuster, and A Prskawetz. Redistributive effects of pension reforms: Who are the winners and losers?
M Kerndler, A Prskawetz, and M Sánchez-Romero. A life-cycle model of risk-taking on the job.
Redistributive effects of pension reforms: Who are the winners and losers?
2022 May Paris School of Economics (Paris, France)
2022 June European Population Conference 2022 (Groningen, Netherlands)
Wealth for health/A life-cycle model of risk-taking on the job
2022 June NBER Workshop on Ageing and Health (Munich, Germany)
2022 September NOeG 2022 (Wien, Austria)
Socio-economic consequences of increased longevity in contemporary populations
2023 February The 14th Global Meeting of the NTA Network (Paris, France)