EC: Ageing report shows negative social tendencies in Hungary

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Life expectancy for males in 2013 was the lowest in Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Hungary and Romania, ranging between 69 and 72 years, while female life expectancy in 2013 was below 80 years in Hungary, according to “The 2015 Ageing Report” published by the European Commission last week.

Projections show an average increase of approximately two and half years in the effective retirement age for men in Europe, but in Hungary the expected increase exceeds three years. The study underlines that mainly as a result of the ageing process, the age structure of employment is likely to undergo a number of significant changes. The share of older workers is expected to increase by 50% or more in Hungary, while within the Euro zone it will reach approximately 20% in 2060.

The total economic dependency ratio, which is calculated as the ratio between the total inactive population and those who are employed, is projected to rise by ten percentage points or less in Hungary.

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