The Greying of Japan: An Economic Perspective on Public Pensions

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This book looks at the economic consequences of the political decisions embodied in the Japanese public pension system under conditions of a rapidly aging population. Projections imply that Japan's population will peak out in ten to fifteen years, then begin to fall, a situation which could cause serious social and economic disruption. The author also presents the current economic status of the elderly, and estimates income transfers between generations through public pensions....
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This book looks at the economic consequences of the political decisions embodied in the Japanese public pension system under conditions of a rapidly aging population. Projections imply that Japan's population will peak out in ten to fifteen years, then begin to fall, a situation which could cause serious social and economic disruption. The author also presents the current economic status of the elderly, and estimates income transfers between generations through public pensions.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Contents
List of Tables
List of Figures
Ch. 1 Public Pension Programs in Japan 1
Ch. 2 Population Aging and the Economic Status of the Elderly 19
Ch. 3 Household Asset and Wealth Holdings 51
Ch. 4 Intergenerational Transfers Through Public Pensions 99
Appendix 4A Estimating Lifetime Earnings Profile 113
Appendix 4B An Incentive Compatibility Problem in the Public Pension System 119
Appendix 4C Income Tax Provisions for Public Pension Benefits 122
Ch. 5 How Much Do Public Pensions Discourage Personal Saving and Induce Early Retirement? 125
Ch. 6 Estimating the Household Saving Rate under Alternative Definitions 147
Appendix 6A Factors Governing the Household Behavior of Consumption and Saving 181
References 187
Index
Name Index 201
Subject Index 204
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