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Case Title:

Ageing Population in Europe: The Economic Challenges

Publication Year : 2006

Authors: Souvik Dhar, Srinath Manda

Industry: General Business


Case Code: MAC0018

Teaching Note: Available

Structured Assignment: Available

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Due to a rise in life expectancy and a decline in the birth rate, the proportion of the ageing population in Europe has been on the rise. But this ageing population has had a negative effect on European economy and corporations. Though several European governments have initiated measures to address the problem, there were economic challenges to be dealt with.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss the subsidising of Airbus and Boeing - the aeroplane manufacturers
  • The role of WTO in resolving the issue between Airbus and Boeing.

Keywords : Ageing population, Replacement fertility,Government and Business Environment Case Study, Dependency ratio, Pension sector reforms, Replacement migration, Agenda 2010, Birth rate, Life expectancy, Health care expenditures, Adverse effects of ageing population, Working population, European economic output, Labour market reforms, Labour shortfall, Retirement benefits

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