The Economics of Individual and Population Aging

The Economics of Individual and Population Aging

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This study aims to identify and describe the principle economic issues associated with individual and population ageing. In addition, the study surveys and assess the existing knowledge - including research by scholars of many countries and different fields in the social sciences - of the economic and social problems associated with ageing. Although the study covers a wide range of issues, it focuses primarily on the economic complexities of individual ageing and the macro-economic problems that arise from age-structure changes in the population. The authors, giving examples from many countries, trace the development of concern for population ageing and examine theoretical concepts and changing demographic conditions. Cross-national econometric studies are cited along with time series and cross-sectional research on individual countries. In assessing the state of the literature on the economic problems of ageing, the authors have attempted to indicate fruitful avenues for further research.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 16mm | 299.37g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0521297028
  • 9780521297028
  • 1,794,808

Table of contents

Preface; 1. Recognition of the economics of ageing; 2. Population ageing: sources; 3. Population ageing and dependency; 4. Economic status of the elderly; 5. Age and economic activities; life-cycle patterns; 6. Labor supply of the elderly; 7. Personal and market characteristics affecting retirement; 8. Pensions and the economy; 9. Macro economic response to age-structural change; 10. Conclusion.
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