Wouter De Tavernier


Economist, Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs


Wouter De Tavernier is an economist in the OECD’s pension and population ageing team, under the Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs. He has been involved in the OECD’s work on pensions, active ageing and eldercare, including the report Beyond Applause? Improving Working Conditions in Long-Term Care, published in June. Prior to joining the OECD, he held positions subsequently as a research assistant, PhD student and postdoc at KU Leuven (Belgium) and Aalborg University (Denmark), where he specialised in social policies related to population ageing. Over the years he has taken a very interdisciplinary approach to analysing pensions and ageing issues, approaching them among others from sociological, political and psychological perspectives. While in academia, he co-authored several papers on the topic of eldercare, in particular regarding the relation between formal and informal care and questions of migration.

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