What can the G20 do to respond to demographic challenges and shape policies for migrants and refugees?

The demographic structure of G20 countries differs significantly: Aging societies, such as Japan or European countries face significant challenges for their welfare states and the effectiveness of macroeconomic policies. Young societies, such as Turkey or Saudi Arabia, face significant challenges with youth unemployment and the school-to-work transition. This Global Table will address policy responses for aging and young societies, the interconnection of these, as well as the role of migration in shaping future societies.

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Panel Discussion

Vision Statement



Mehmet Şimşek

Former Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey


Luiz de Mello


Güven Sak

The Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey

T20 Task Force Co-Chair


T20 Co-Chair Japan

Matthias Lücke
Kiel Institute for the World Economy

Vision Statement

T20 Co-Chair Japan

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Policy Recommendations, Policy Briefs and Articles

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