Long-term Projections of Austria's Public Finance

Demographic changes will have a large impact on the situation of public finances: more people will depend on less people working. This study investigates the influence of demography and other long-term trends in old-age provision, health care, education, long-term care, family support and unemployment on public finances by taking into account existing legislation enacted in order to cope with these challenges. The baseline assumptions are varied in several scenario analyses so that long-term risks and opportunities are revealed.