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Italian Forum 2017 - Panel I - A Scarred Generation
Tue, March 21, 2017, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM GMT
The Italian Society is delighted to invite you to the first panel of this year's Italian Forum:
Italian Forum 2017
No Country for Young Men?
The Intergenerational Divide in Italy
Over the last decades, governments, private sectors and entire societies, have had to face the increasing pressures of ageing populations. An example that epitomises this phenomenon is Italy, a country that in terms of age is second only to Japan. These new population dynamics increase pressure on labour markets, healthcare systems and pension schemes. In a forum spanning over three evenings, we will explore the effects of these trends on younger generations that witness record rates of unemployment, widespread emigration and above all unprecedented levels of disillusion towards the future. We will also address the challenges of reforming social welfare systems to make them more resilient to changing demographic landscapes.
Panel I - A Scarred Generation
Giorgio Di Gessa (LSE)
Andrea Garnero (OECD)
Tommaso Nannicini (Bocconi University)
Valentina Romei (Financial Times)
21 March 2017 - 6:30-8:30PM
Room TBD - LSE Campus
event funded by the LSE Annual Fund
On the first evening of the Italian Forum the panel discussion will focus on the economic impact of these demographic trends: we will investigate how the scars from youth unemployment and brain drain affect present and future competitiveness of the Italian economy, and pose a risk to the stability of the welfare system in terms of pension schemes and healthcare expenditures.
The suggested hashtag for the Italian Forum is #lseitalianforum.
We look forward to seeing you there,
The Italian Society Team