The analysis of perceptions and attitudes related to ageing in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Velma Pijalovic, Lejla Lazovic-Pita, Almir Pestek
2018 Public Sector Economics  
The problem of an ageing population has only recently gained attention in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH). Adequate pension reforms cannot be expected if most citizens are unaware of the issues or even oppose the reforms necessary. The primary research is based on opinion survey data collected in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBIH) with a special focus on the fact that the ageing of the population might pose a problem for pension systems in the future. The results show that more than
more » ... ow that more than three quarters of the respondents are aware of this problem in FBIH. The logit regression model shows that pensioners, respondents who prefer the primary role of government, those with higher levels of education and reported living standard are more likely to recognise this issue. Improvements in the effi ciency of pension funds, reduction in public spending and active measures aimed at the prevention of emigration from BIH are the solutions most widely recognised.
doi:10.3326/pse.42.3.2 fatcat:35qnhvnwgjedfcgkg6i4x6utoq