OECD to launch report on population ageing and rising inequality - Wednesday 18 October


11/10/2017 - The health status and income levels of older people have improved over the last decades in OECD and emerging countries. At the same time, there are growing risks of inequality among future retirees. A new OECD report, Preventing Ageing Unequally, analyses trends in life expectancy and rising inequalities and explores how the experience of old age is going to change dramatically for today’s younger generations. It also identifies policies to prevent, mitigate and cope with the impact of these trends.


The report will be published at 11.00 a.m. Paris time/CEST (09.00 a.m. GMT) on Wednesday 18 October 2017 and be available for download on the OECD’s password-protected journalist website. Country notes will also be available for Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.


Requests to receive advance copies of the report and country notes under embargo, ahead of release time, should be sent by e-mail to The report will be sent by e-mail on Tuesday 17 October. Journalists requesting an electronic version in advance of the release time agree to respect OECD embargo conditions.


For further information, please contact Spencer Wilson at the OECD Media Office (+ 33 1 4524 8118).


Working with over 100 countries, the OECD is a global policy forum that promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.


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