Conclusions: Putting it all together

María Amparo Cruz-Saco, Sergei Zelenev

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Apart from in-depth analysis of the multifaceted nature of intergenerational (IG) solidarity, its ongoing evolution, and the interdisciplinary dimensions of human bonding, contributors in this volume illustrate several key messages that may be particularly valuable. The first and most obvious is the importance of consistent societal dialogue on all issues of IG significance. Although chances are remote of either IG conflict or open antagonism among generations, policy makers in many countries cannot ignore looming financial pressures and major concerns about the sustain-ability of national systems of social protection due to the aging of their populations along with decreasing fertility. To make this national dialogue effective, it should be as wide as possible and well informed, embracing representatives from government and non-governmental sectors, including service providers, business representatives, academia, and civil society. Given that all segments of society are interested in the effectiveness and positive results of this policy dialogue, every effort should be made to ensure that the voices of all social groups are heard and taken into consideration in policy decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntergenerational solidarity
Subtitle of host publicationStrengthening economic and social ties
EditorsMaría Amparo Cruz-Saco, Sergei Zelenev
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan Ltd.
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9780230115484
ISBN (Print)9781349293230
StatePublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventIntergenerational Solidarity: Strengthening Economic and Social Ties - United Nations Headquarters, New York, United States
Duration: 23 Oct 200725 Oct 2007


OtherIntergenerational Solidarity: Strengthening Economic and Social Ties
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew York


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