Population Aging and the Generational Economy (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
616
Utgivningsdatum
2013-02-28
Förlag
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 31 mm
Vikt
952 g
ISBN
9780857934642
Population Aging and the Generational Economy (häftad)

Population Aging and the Generational Economy

A Global Perspective

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Over coming decades, changes in population age structure will have profound implications for the macroeconomy, influencing economic growth, generational equity, human capital, saving and investment, and the sustainability of public and private transfer systems. How the future unfolds will depend on key actors in the generational economy: governments, families, financial institutions, and others. This path-breaking book provides a comprehensive analysis of the macroeconomic effects of changes in population age structure across the globe. The result of a substantial seven-year research project involving over 50 economists and demographers from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States, the book draws on a new and comprehensive conceptual framework - National Transfer Accounts - to quantify the economic lifecycle and economic flows across generations. It presents comprehensive estimates of both public and private economic flows between generations, and emphasizes the global nature of changes in population age structure that are affecting rich and poor countries alike. This unique and informative book will prove an invaluable reference tool for a wide-ranging audience encompassing students, researchers, and academics in fields such as demography, aging, public finance, economic development, macroeconomics, gerontology, and national income accounting; for policy-makers and advisers focusing on areas of the public sector such as education, health, pensions, other social security programs, tax policy, and public debt; and for policy analysts at international agencies such as the World Bank, the IMF, and the UN.
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`While there already exists a crowded body of publications addressing the effect of an aging population on the economy, this monograph is most outstanding in presenting a global, in-depth analysis of the implications thereby generated for 23 developed and developing countries. . . Scholars, researchers, and practitioners everywhere will benefit immensely from this comprehensive work.' -- H.I. Liebling, Choice `Ron Lee and Andrew Mason's Population Aging and the Generational Economy is a demographic and economic tour-de-force. Their collaborative, intercontinental. . . study of aging, consumption, labor supply, saving, and private and public transfers is the place to go to understand global aging and its myriad and significant economic challenges and opportunities.' -- Laurence Kotlikoff, Boston University, US `The culmination of. . . work by Lee, Mason, and their collaborators from around the world to extend Samuelson's framework to accommodate realistic demography, empirical measurement of age-specific earnings, consumption, tax payments, and benefit receipts, the studies. . . demonstrate the power of this integrated economic-demographic framework to advance our understanding of critical public policy challenges faced by countries at different stages of demographic transition and population aging.' -- Robert Willis, University of Michigan, US `Lee and Mason have done scholars and practitioners a magnificent service by undertaking this comprehensive, compelling, and supremely innovative examination of the economic consequences of changes in population age structure. The book is a bona fide crystal ball. It will be a MUST READ for the next decade!' -- David Bloom, Harvard School of Public Health, US `Population Aging and the Generational Economy provides an encompassing account of what we know about population aging and the impact that this process will have on our economies. It does not confine itself to the advanced industrial countries, where aging has already been largely studied, but adopts a truly global perspective. I am sure it will become a key reference for researchers, students and those involved in policy-making in areas that are affected by population aging.' -- Giuliano Bonoli, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP), Switzerland

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Edited by Ronald Lee, Professor of Demography and Jordan Family Professor of Economics and Director, Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging, University of California, Berkeley, US and Andrew Mason, Professor of Economics, University of Hawaii at Manoa and Senior Fellow, Population and Health Studies, East-West Center, Hawaii, US

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Contents: Preface PART I: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES AND CONCEPTS 1. Population Aging and the Generational Economy: Key Findings Andrew Mason and Ronald Lee 2. Theoretical Aspects of National Transfer Accounts Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason 3. Introducing Age into National Accounts Andrew Mason and Ronald Lee 4. Lifecycles, Support Systems, and Generational Flows: Patterns and Change Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason PART II: COMPARATIVE ANALYSES OF AGE AND THE MACROECONOMY 5. Labor Income Over the Lifecycle Sang-Hyop Lee and Naohiro Ogawa 6. Consumption Over the Lifecycle: An International Comparison An-Chi Tung 7. The Rise of the Intergenerational State: Aging and Development Tim Miller 8. Private Transfers in Comparative Perspective Ronald Lee and Gretchen Donehower 9. Asset-based Flows from a Generational Perspective Andrew Mason, Naohiro Ogawa, Amonthep Chawla and Rikiya Matsukura PART III: COUNTRY STUDIES OF AGE AND THE MACROECONOMY A. Overviews of the Generational Economy 10. How Intergenerational Transfers Finance the Lifecycle Deficit in Spain Concepcio Patxot, Elisenda Renteria, Miguel Sanchez-Romero and Guadalupe Souto 11. National Transfer Accounts for Austria: Low Levels of Education and the Generosity of the Social Security System Joze Sambt and Alexia Prskawetz 12. The Significance of Inter-age Economic Transfers in Chile Jorge Bravo and Mauricio Holz 13. The Economic Lifecycle and Intergenerational Redistribution in Mexico Ivan Mejia-Guevara 14. National Transfer Accounts for Finland Risto Vaittinen and Reijo Vanne B. The Economic Lifecycle 15. The Changing Shape of the Economic Lifecycle in the United States, 1960 to 2003 Ronald Lee, Gretchen Donehower and Tim Miller 16. Labor Income and Consumption Profiles: The Case of Germany Fanny A. Kluge 17. Slovenia: Independence and the Return to the Family of European Market Economies Joze Sambt and Janez Malacic 18. Changes in Patterns of Philippine Lifecycle Consumption and Labor Income between 1994 and 2002 Rachel H. Racelis and J.M. Ian Salas 19. National Transfer Accounts for Kenya: The Economic Lifecycle in 1994 Germano Mwabu, Moses K. Muriithi and Reuben G. Mutegi C. Systems of Intergenerational Flows 20. Intergenerational Resource Allocation in the Republic of Korea Chong-Bum An, Young-Jun Chun, Eul-Sik Gim, Namhui Hwang and Sang-Hyop Lee 21. Idiosyncrasies of Intergenerational Transfers in Brazil Cassio M. Turra, Bernardo L. Queiroz and Eduardo L.G. Rios-Neto 22. The Changing Patterns of China's Public Services Ling Li, Qiulin Chen and Yu Jiang 23. Intergenerational Redistribution in Sweden's Public and Private Sectors Daniel Hallberg, Thomas Lindh, Gustav OEberg and Charlotte Thulstrup 24. Public Transfer Flows between Generations in Uruguay Marisa Bucheli and Cecilia Gonzalez 25. The Structure of Generational Public Transfer Flows in Nigeria Adedoyin Soyibo, Olanrewaju Olaniyan and Akanni O. Lawanson 26. The Role of Familial Transfers in Supporting the Lifecycle Deficit in India Laishram Ladusingh and M.R. Narayana D. Issues Related to the Generational Economy 27. The Elderly as Latent Assets in Aging Japan Naohiro Ogawa, Rikiya Matsukura and Amonthep Chawla 28. Living Arrangements and Support for the Elderly in Taiwan An-Chi Tung and Nicole Mun Sim Lai 29. Transfer Accounts in Costa Rica's Mixed Economy Under Rapidly Changing Demographic Conditions Luis Rosero-Bixby, Paola Zuniga-Brenes and Andrea Collado 30. The Support System for Indonesian Elders: Moving Toward a Sustainable National Pension System Maliki 31. Incorporating Time into the National Transfer Accounts: The Case of Thailand Mathana Phananiramai 32. National Transfer Accounts in Hungary: Contribution Asset and Returns in a Pay-as-you-go Pension Scheme Robert I. Gal, Vera Gergely and Marton Medgyesi PART IV: APPENDIX TABLES Glossary Index