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Call for Papers | 4th International Workshop on the Socio-Economics of Ageing

Date: 30 October 2015
Place: ISEG, Lisboa University, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
Organisers: Paula Albuquerque and Francisco Nunes
Keynote Speaker: Vincenzo Galasso, Università Bocconi, Italy
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 12 May 2015
Throughout the world the age structure of populations is changing  rapidly. The ageing of societies has profound implications and the analysis of the challenges and opportunies that are offered to today's policy markers is crucial to guarantee an adequate welfare level in the future.
Research on ageing transcends disciplinary boundaries and this is reflected in the multiple dimensions covered in the workshop. We welcome submission of theoretical, empirical and policy papers. The suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the relation between population ageing and the following:
  • Economic policies in ageing societies.
  • Effects of the current crisis on the older population.
  • Life-cycle consumption and saving profiles.
  • Labour market behaviour.
  • Well-being or happiness.
  • The economic status of the elderly.
  • Poverty, income distribution inequality, and social exclusion.
  • Living arrangements and care arrangements.
  • Intergenerational transfers, both public and private.
  • The human rights of the aged.
  • Insurance.
  • Population ageing in developing countries.
  • Databases and statistics for research on ageing.
Proposals containing the title, name(s) of author(s), institutional affiliation(s) and an extended abstract (2-3 pages) should be submitted by e-mail to  until the
12th of May 2015. Decisions will be taken shortly after that. All submissions are peer reviewed.
After acceptance, registration with a fee of 100 Euros will be required. Presented papers will be published in the conference CD-ROM proceedings.
The participation in the workshop is an opportunity to explore common interests with other researchers and to create research networks. In order to improve the quality of feedbacks, this workshop will have assigned discussants. Every presenter will have his/her paper commented and should be prepared to review a paper. The deadline for the reception of the
full paper is the
4th of September 2015. Formatting guidelines for the full paper will be provided in due time.


Publication Opportunity
Participants in the 4th IWSEA are offered the opportunity to submit their presented papers to a special section of the

Journal of the Economics of Ageing
. The selection will depend on the topic and the quality of the paper.
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