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Call for Papers | 7th Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing and a Special Issue in the Journal of the Economics of Ageing

The 7th Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing and a Special Issue in the Journal of the Economics of Ageing will take place at ISEG on the 29th and 30th of October, 2021.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30th of April, 2021

The main theme of this workshop will be long-term and informal care. As populations age, the demand for long-term care services (such as nursing services, personal care, and assistance with domestic tasks) is expected to continue to increase. It is recognised that such services are essential for the welfare of many older people. Most long-term care for the elderly is currently provided by informal carers, who are often family members. Such caregivers face many challenges, including how to balance family life and employment with their caregiving responsibilities.

Long-term care is also provided by formal services, including residential care homes and home-based care, such as community nursing and home-help services. In many countries, there are concerns about by how much the level of long-term care expenditure will have to rise to meet the demands of an increasingly older population, mirroring the similar concerns regarding future expenditure on pensions and health care.

The objective of this workshop is to discuss topics such as:

  • Changes in the demand for long-term care
  • Long-term Healthcare expenditures for care
  • Funding systems (including international comparisons)
  • The consequences of informal care for caregivers (e.g., health and employment)
  • Policies to cope with the increasing demand for long-term care
  • The supply of long-term care and the role of migration
  • The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on long-term and informal care

Although the main theme of the workshop will be long-term and informal care, we also invite papers on any topic in the field of the economics of ageing.

Submission of papers for the workshop

Interested authors are invited to submit a full paper, or at least a one page extended abstract by the 30th of April, 2021 to Alfonso Sousa-Poza ( The authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by the end of May 2021 and completed draft papers will then be expected by the end of September 2021. Authors of accepted papers will be expected to register for the workshop by the 11th of June, 2021.

Further information available here