The IZA/FCDO Gender, Growth and Labor Markets in Low-Income Countries Programme (G²LM|LIC) and the Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development (BREAD) are pleased to announce a joint Conference on Development Economics .The conference will consist of presentations of advanced stage research by senior or junior researchers, and presentations of early stage research by junior researchers.
IZA/Kauffman Workshop on Entrepreneurship Research
December 2023Nairobi, Kenya
This course addresses the question of why fundamentally equal humans living in different countries enjoy very different standards of living. The aim of this course is to make the very latest research in economics on these issues accessible to anyone who is sufficiently curious about it. It is modeled after the award-winning undergraduate development course at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), and, like its model, it is entirely based on research articles.
The old-age dependency ratio – the ratio of the population aged 65 and over to the population aged 15-64 – is projected to increase significantly in many countries, reflecting diminishing fertility rates and increasing longevity in these countries. The ratios in Japan, Spain, Italy and Greece are expected to grow to over 60% in 2050 according to OECD projections, from around 25% in these countries in 2000. This rapid aging of the population poses a significant challenge for societies, including rising deficits in public pension accounts. Many countries aim to respond in part by increasing the employment rate of groups of people who have sometimes been marginally attached to the labor market, such as youth, women with children, and the elderly, to help address this challenge.
The IZA Journal of Labor Policy and the RIETI join forces to present research that will help policymakers tackle the challenge of increasing employment to help counter the economic effects of population aging.