OECD Forum: Disrupting Ageing

Follow our live report from the OECD Forum round table examining how to "disrupt" ageing by changing perceptions and achieving a better match between longer life expectancy and the active participation of the elderly in our societies.

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Date: May 31, 2016
Time: 10.45-12.15 CET
Catherine Collinson, President of the Transamerica Institute & Executive Director of the Aegon Center for Longevity and Retirement, will join the panel.


The share of elderly individuals in our populations is set to increase steeply. Less stable careers and less generous pension systems also raise the question of what retirement will look like for younger generations. And in emerging economies many older people and workers are still outside of formal pension systems.

Moreover, ageing is not healthy for everyone, and working longer is not always a realistic option. Those better educated tend to live longer and in better health. And women are more likely than men to work part-time, have lower wages, and retire earlier, which creates a pension gap of 28% on average.

Further information

For detailed information about this topic, read the 2016 Aegon Retirement Readiness Survey Report: A Retirement Wakeup Call, one of the largest global retirement surveys of it's kind.