AEGON publishes article on micro pensions

21-Jun-2011    AEGON Global Pensions published an article of the Pension & Development Network in its 'Pension View' newsletter of May 31, 2011.

This article, titled 'Micro Pensions: Helping the Poor to Save for the Future', is written by Boudewijn Sterk, Programme Manager for the Pension & Development Network. The article elaborates on the daunting outlook of persistent old-age poverty, that many emerging economies are facing, and argues that micro pension provisions offer a simple and effective means to alleviate this problem.

The following topics are discusses in the article:

  • Socio-economic challenges of global ageing
  • The 'youth bulge' in Africa
  • Global ageing, social security and the role of micro pensions
  • The market for micro pensions
  • Trends in the micro finance industry

The article can be viewed on the website of AEGON Global Pensions, or via the flashplayer below.

 

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