Demographic Change and Intergenerational Justice

The Implementation of Long-Term Thinking in the Political Decision Making Process

  • Jörg Chet Tremmel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Demographic Trends

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wolfgang Lutz, Vegard Skirbekk
      Pages 3-19
  3. The Impact of Demographic Developments on Key Indicators

  4. The Relationship Between Key Sustainability Indicators and Intergenerational Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. R. Andreas Kraemer, Daniel Blobel, Anneke von Raggamby, Doris Knoblauch
      Pages 99-125
    3. Ulrich Feeser-Lichterfeld
      Pages 127-134
  5. Intergenerational Justice and Population Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
  6. The Implementation of Long-term Thinking

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 207-218

About these proceedings


Intergenerational justice has been achieved if the opportunities of the members of the next generation to fulfill their needs are better than those of the members of the preceding generation. For this, each generation ought to leave for the next generation an amount of resources is at least equal to its own amount.

The book deals with the complex relationship between intergenerational justice and demographic change and is characterized by its interdisciplinary approach. The authors come from a multitude of professional backgrounds and from several countries. This illustrates the implications of the demographic shift from many different perspectives. The book deals not only with the aspects of economic policy but also with environmental, societal and philosophical issues. The comprehensive volume is composed of five sections that pinpoint demographic trends, examine the impact of demographic changes on key indicators, investigate the relationship between key indicators and intergenerational justice, scrutinize population policies, and finally propose ways to implement long-term thinking on these issues.


Aging Demographic Changes Demographic change Demography Economic Policy Intergenerational Justice Population Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg Chet Tremmel
    • 1
  1. 1.Stiftung für die Rechte zukünftiger GenerationenOberurselGermany

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