S8 - Elderly and local “silver economies”

Organisation: DIMOU Michel / GENRE-GRANDPIERRE Cyrille

Key-words: elderly, retirees, pensions, migration.

This session welcomes papers that analyze the demographical changes in Europe and the growing importance of elderly-dominated territories. While the entire European population is getting older, it seems also that some territories meet even more dramatic changes since they are concerned by continuous in-going retirees’ migration. The elderly / retirees behavior and migration lead thus in new regional development disparities and opportunities. The emergence of localized silver economies goes along with new questions and problems regarding regional planning and equipment, real estate prices and land competition between elderly and young workers.