Concepció Patxot to coordinate EU-Funded Research on Welfare Models

The University of Barcelona is leading one of the projects awarded EU-funding by the Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years, Better Lives – The Potential and Challenges of Demographic Change”. UB researchers Concepció Patxot, as Principal Investigator (PI) and coordinator, and Meritxell Solé participate in this project. They have partnered with the Finnish Centre for Pensions, the VATT Institute for Economic Research and the Austrian Institute for Economic Research. Funding of up to €538,613 is available for the partner institutions, which will work now on their proposal: “WELTRANSIM. Demographic change and intra and intergenerational distribution: Modelling the impact of different welfare models”. This project aims to explain the distributional effects induced by the ageing process and how welfare models contribute to mitigating such effects and securing wellbeing across the life cycle. In this respect, different welfare models induce different costs for actors and influence life course risks differently.

Anna Alsina KeithConcepció Patxot to coordinate EU-Funded Research on Welfare Models