Dondena Lecture 2010

Why We Need to Invest in Children


 Why We Need to Invest in Children

 Welcome: Vincenzo Perrone, Vice Rector for Research, Bocconi University

 Speaker: Gøsta Esping-Andersen, Professor of Sociology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and   ICREA - Academia Professor

Session chair: Francesco Billari, Director Dondena Centre

3 May 2010, Aula Maggiore, 5pm

Our future depends very much on how we respond to three great challenges of the new century, all of which threaten to increase social inequality: first, how we adapt institutions to the new role of women - the 'incomplete revolution' of our time; second, how we respond to the new demography, in particular low fertility and an ageing population; and third, how we prepare our children for the knowledge economy.

Gøsta Esping-Andersen is member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He participated in the preparation for the EU's Lisbon Summit in 2000 and co-authored a report on welfare state reform for the Belgian presidency of the EU in 2002. He has been actively involved in the design of early childhood policies in several countries, and is member of EU President Barroso's social policy advisory group.


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