Demographical Development and its Consequences

Thursday, 17. October 2013 | 10:30 Uhr


Jürg Krummenacher


Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts


Professor Jürg Krummenacher of the University of Lucerne described demographic developments and showed their future consequences for the welfare state.
In the coming decades, the number of elderly people in Switzerland will rise sharply. In 2030, approximately 25% of the population will be older than 65 years of age. The increase is particularly high among those over the age of 80. According to forecasts, their number is set to double over the next 20 years. The sharp increase in the number of people of retirement age poses a challenge, among other things, for the funding of pension plans.
In 2000, there were on average four employed persons per retiree. With the projected population growth, however, one must anticipate there to be two employed persons per retiree. However, there are options to defuse the situation because the old age and survivors’ pension is not just dependent on the ratio of working persons to retirees. For example, the actual retirement age and the statutory retirement age are not always synonymous.
If the opportunities for early retirement (without raising the retirement age) would be restricted, the feared shortage of funds of the old age and survivors’ pension could be tempered. The corresponding presentation and / or the bloggers’ contributions.

Jürg Krummenacher

Lic. Phil. ( Psychologie, Sozialpädagogik, Philosophie) General-Management-Ausbildung Dr. h. c. Universität Luzern
1978/79 Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeit am Lehrstuhl für Arbeits- und Betriebspsychologie der ETH Zürich
1979 – 1985 Schul- und Heimpsychologe im Kanton Luzern
1985 – 1991 Psychologiedozent und ab 1987 Rektor der Höheren Fachschule für Sozialarbeit Luzern 1991 – 2008 Direktor von Caritas Schweiz
2008/2009 Senior Consultant und Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung bei BHP – Brugger und Partner AG in Zürich
Oktober 2009 – heute Projektleiter und Dozent Hochschule Luzern – Wirtschaft.

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