Economic and social sustainability across time and space in an ageing society (SustAgeable)

Population ageing poses challenges to the financial sustainability of the welfare state and to today’s benefits and services. This could jeopardize the social sustainability of our society and increase inequality. We therefore seek to identify when economic and social sustainability are mutually supportive, but also where there are conflicts between them.

SustAgeable is looking for solutions that promote and enhance well-being while securing the welfare state’s future funding base.

We provide information that supports decision-makers in their decision-making processes over the sustainability of our welfare society.

The research project focuses on

  1. the distribution of well-being between regions, generations and groups of people
  2. curbing the growth of social and health care expenditure
  3. opportunities to prolong careers and develop the integration of immigrants
  4. the distribution of care responsibilities
  5. regional differences in population ageing trends due to internal and international migration.

Work packages

  1. Distribution of well-being
  2. Careers
  3. Migration
  4. Care
  5. Social and health care expenditure

Consortium

  • Finnish Institute for health and welfare (THL)
  • Labore
  • VATT Institute for Economic Research
  • Finnish Centre for Pensions (ETK)
  • University of Eastern Finland (UEF)
  • University of Helsinki
  • MDI

Project website

https://www.sustageable.fi/en/

Social media

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Recent posts

  • Demographic changes challenge the sustainability of our society – and this understanding needs to guide all our policies  
    by Iina Tunkkari on 26.1.2023 at 07:35

    The Strategic Research DEMOGRAPHY-programme information package gathers together the key facts and issues on demographic change that should be taken into consideration in decision-making. The post <strong>Demographic changes challenge the sustainability of our society – and this understanding needs to guide all our policies </strong>  appeared first on SustAgeable.

  • The summary of the DEMOGRAPHY-programme kick-off event was published
    by Anssi Kumpula on 16.11.2022 at 14:06

    The kick-off event of the DEMOGRAPHY-programme on August 15, 2022 brought together researchers and stakeholders. The event discussed the causes and consequences of demographic change and sought solutions to the challenges it brings. See the summary publication below. The post The summary of the DEMOGRAPHY-programme kick-off event was published appeared first on SustAgeable.

  • Expanding the scope of national accounts for a better picture of the society
    by Anssi Kumpula on 15.11.2022 at 10:27

    In SustAgeble, we are undertaking the work of compiling the Distributional National Accounts (DINA) for Finland. DINA is an international academic effort to improve the scope of national accounts to measure the distribution of income and wealth (see Piketty et al. 2018). The post Expanding the scope of national accounts for a better picture of the society appeared first on SustAgeable.

  • Economic and social sustainability in an ageing society
    by Anssi Kumpula on 4.10.2022 at 15:40

    Finland's population is ageing rapidly. In the current development context, the number of people of working age is decreasing and the number of users of social and health services and pensioners is increasing which challenges the financial capacity of the welfare state. In terms of sufficient pension income and access to services, it is important that regional inequality does not increase and that different groups of people are treated equally. The goal is to create an ageing society that is socially and economically sustainable. The post Economic and social sustainability in an ageing society appeared first on SustAgeable.

  • Multimorbidity presents a large financial burden
    by Anssi Kumpula on 26.8.2022 at 06:01

    Multimorbidity is a growing global phenomenon that presents a significant burden to both the health and the economy of the population in many countries. This systematic review provides insight into the costs of multimorbidity by addressing the following research questions: What evidence exists in respect of the costs of multimorbidity? How do the costs of The post Multimorbidity presents a large financial burden appeared first on SustAgeable.

Contact

Ismo Linnosmaa Consortium leader+358 40 162 7937
Katja Mäkkylä Interaction leader+358 41 732 1749