Tuljapurkar, Shripad, Ogawa, Naohiro, Gauthier, Anne H. (Eds.)
2010, XVIII, 350p.
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Unique in its breadth of international and comparative analysis
Considers the three key policy dimensions: health, economics, and demography
Takes a close look at social and cultural change and the effects on behavior
Presents a broad cross-country comparison of trends in demography and health
Explores policy implications of quantitative and qualitative shifts in family and society
Population growth slowed across the world in the last decades of the 20th century, changing substantially our view of the future. The 21st century is likely to see the end to world population growth and become the century of population aging, marked by low fertility and ever-increasing life expectancy. These trends have prompted many to predict a gloomy future caused by an unprecedented economic burden of population aging. In response, industrialized nations will need to implement effective social and economic policies and programs.
This is the final volume in a series of three. The papers included explore many examples and strengthen the basis for effective economic and social policies by investigating the economic, social, and demographic consequences of the transformations in the structures of population and family. These consequences include changes in economic behavior, both in labor and financial markets, and with regard to saving and consumption, and intergenerational transfers of money and care.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Age Structures - Ageing - Aging societies - Decline in mortality - Demography - Economic Behavior - Family Patterns - Fertility decline - Health care - Lifetime Earnings Profiles - Paid Employment - Pension - Population Aging - Social and Economic Policies - age