The Economics of an Ageing Population (ESRI Studies Series on Ageing)

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"The Economics of an Ageing Population studies the effects of demographic transition on the economies of industrialised countries. The authors demonstrate that an ageing population does not necessarily lead to a reduction in growth, providing that the working population are more productive and save a greater percentage of their income. They look in detail at the examples of Italy and Japan, two countries which have the fastest ageing populations in Europe and the world respectively." A rapidly ageing population is a problem which, before too long, will face most industrialised countries in the world. This book provides some of the answers to the difficult decisions governments and citizens will have to make. It will be required reading for academics and researchers with an interest in macroeconomics, demographics and public finance, and professional economists working in insurance houses, commercial banks and financial institutions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843767794
  • Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Series: ESRI Studies Series on Ageing
  • Pages: 422
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.18 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Economic growth under the demographic transition : a theory and some international evidence 3
2 The 1990s in Japan : a lost decade 35
3 Effects of information technology and ageing workforce on labor demand and technological progress in Japanese industries : 1980-1998 75
4 Demand saturation - creation and economic growth 157
5 Distributional impact of social security reform 193
6 Asset accumulation and retirement income under individual retirement accounts : evidence from five countries 227
7 Pension reforms, tax incentives and saving in Italy 251
8 Incorporating demographic change in multi-country macroeconomic models : some preliminary results 349
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