21 dic. 2011

THE FUTURE OF FAMILIES TO 2030


(..)Taking stock of today’s situation in statistical terms is a useful step before looking ahead. The averag household size in OECD countries fell from 2.8 persons in the mid-1980s to 2.6 in the mid-2000s. Today, there are no children in over half of the households in almost all OECD countries. Over the same period, marriage rates fell from over eight marriages per 1000 people in 1970 to five in 2009, and the average divorce rate doubled to 2.4 divorces per 1000 people. The number of children born outside marriage tripled, from 11% in 1980 to almost 33% in 2007. Almost 10% of all children now live in reconstituted households, and nearly 15% in single-parent households. One in 15 children live with their grandparents.



(..)Differences across OECD countries really stand out in another area, that of the labour market participation of the over-65s. while in most European countries and Canada job market participation rates are quite low for this age group, they are considerably higher in the US, Japan and Korea. Looking forward to 2030, these countries will also experience different degrees of ageing, with different implications for labour market adjustment.




La familia al 2030

Teaching 2030

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