Pension Systems for an Aging Population
(in cooperation with National Economics University, Vietnam)
(120 h investment time, 4 ECTS)
This course provides very comprehensive review of the general factors of demographic, epidemiological and societal transition with aged-focused developments in life-expectancy, mortality, fertility and migration.The role of labor market and gender-aspects of economic and social frameworks are explored. It represents the assessment of possible policy responses as regards feasibility and effectiveness. The course gives an overview of the types of financing pension schemes and the multi-tiered structure of pension systems. The students are introduced to the principles of projection techniques with a focus on major scheme characteristics (design, coverage and retirement age), modelling of pension systems adjustments to project the impact on pension benefits, the pension formula or minimum pensions provisions for older people. Overview and case-studies of the state of the situation of pension systems in Asia are included. The issues on levels of governance in pension schemes, interrelation between pension systems and the political structure and corruption in pension system are disucssed.
The course will enable the students to:
Module 1: Demographic and Epidemiological Transition
Module 2: Economic Principles of Providing for Aging Populations
Module 3: Structural and Financial Aspects of Pension Systems
Module 4: Issues in Modelling Pension Systems
Module 5: Pension Provision for an Aging Population in Asia
Module 6: Governance of Pension Schemes
Teaching and Assessment
The course is offered as a self E-learning course, providing a flexibility to the students to enter and complete the modules at their convenience. It uses a mixture of provision of content in lecture modus, case studies on a practical implication of the concepts, self-test questions, case studies. Two electronic platforms for organizational questions and technical questions give at any time the opportunity for direct contact to the main tutor of the course and technical experts, who are ready to answer questions and give additional input in case of need. The course is with 120 h students investment time, incl. modules completion, reading materials, discussions on the online platform, possible chats with tutors or experts.
Participants’ learning will be assessed on:
General Admission € 700
Registration All applications should be submitted online. The course is accessible at any time as soon as the registration is confirmed