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Aging China: The Demographic Challenge to China's Economic Prospects
     

Aging China: The Demographic Challenge to China's Economic Prospects

by Robert Stowe England, Pieter Bottelier, Pieter Bottelier
 

ISBN-10: 0275986845

ISBN-13: 9780275986841

Pub. Date: 02/28/2005

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

China, the world's most populous nation, faces a period of rapid aging that will outpace the aging of most of the world's populations. Between 2010 and 2040, the proportion of people aged 65 and older will rise from 7 percent to 25 percent. This grand demographic change poses difficult questions about how to provide and sustain an adequate retirement income and a

Overview

China, the world's most populous nation, faces a period of rapid aging that will outpace the aging of most of the world's populations. Between 2010 and 2040, the proportion of people aged 65 and older will rise from 7 percent to 25 percent. This grand demographic change poses difficult questions about how to provide and sustain an adequate retirement income and a minimum level of health care for the elderly, who will number more than 332 million in 2050. Robert England assesses the factors driving China's transitions and examines the financial burdens weighing on the government. He reviews the wider social, political, and economic effects of aging and concludes that, over the long term, demographics will probably affect China's economic development and reform efforts - and its role on the global stage - more than any other factor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275986841
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
02/28/2005
Series:
Washington Papers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.26(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Acknowledgments

Introduction and Overview

Demography Shapes the Society

China's Economy and China's Aging Society

China's Social Service Programs

An Aging China in a Global Economy

Bibliography

Index

About the Author

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