Project: Care and Income Redistributive Cycles in the Lives of Europeans

Acronym CIRCLE
Project Topic The project CIRCLE explores the effects of the ongoing economic and demographic changes on: 1) the intergenerational distribution of income and 2) the intra-household informal insurance of care and income risks in Europe. The aim of CIRCLE is to provide new empirical evidence of the impact of the interaction between the economic and demographic changes and the welfare systems on the distribution of the resources, rights and responsibilities between generations. In many EU countries welfare provisions addressed to older people are pay as you go financed and fast population ageing boosts redistribution from the young to the old. However compensatory mechanisms redistributing resources from the old to the young are often implemented at intra-household level, mainly through inter-vivos transfers and informal care provisions. The analysis takes both redistributive flows into account and covers a variety of EU welfare state models, giving a strong base for generalizing the results and deriving useful policy implications. Overall, the project highlights the effects of the most relevant reforms of the welfare state implemented in Europe in the last 10 years. Also, a new survey will be run to evaluate the comprehension that individuals have of the implications of recent and envisaged welfare reforms.
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Network JPI MYBL
Call 2nd Call: Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Collegio Carlo Alberto Coordinator Italy
2 University of Antwerp Partner Belgium
3 University of Alcalá Partner Spain