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Economics and Ageing

Volume I: Theory

Authors: Iparraguirre, José Luis

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  • With more courses on health economics and the economics of ageing there is a need for an upper level textbook on current microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, trends and policy
  • Covers economic considerations associated with all ages, young, middle and old, and considers the ageing of the economic institutions in which individual ageing occurs
  • Addresses the economic implications of individual and population ageing
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About this Textbook

This upper level textbook provides a coherent introduction to the economic implications of individual and population ageing. Placing economic considerations into a wider social sciences context, this is ideal reading not only for advanced undergraduate and masters students in economics, health economics and the economics of ageing, but also policy makers, students, professionals and practitioners in gerontology, sociology, health-related sciences and social care.

This volume introduces the different conceptualisations of age and definitions of `old age', as well as the main theories of individual ageing as developed in the disciplines of biology, psychology and sociology. It covers the economic theories of fertility, mortality and migration and describes the four main frameworks that can be used to study economics and ageing, namely the life cycle, the overlapping generations, the perpetual youth and the dynastic models.

 

About the authors

José Luis Iparraguirre is Chief Economist at Age UK and Professor of Economics at the University of Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

Reviews

“A tour de force. Prof Iparraguirre has delivered the seemingly impossible: a thorough and accessible textbook covering economic aspects of almost anything related to individual and population ageing, from social engagement to pensions and wealth, health to cognition, the silver markets to behavioural economics and political economy. It will assist anyone interested in improving wellbeing in later life and in learning the importance and limitations of economic factors towards making this happen.” (Asghar Zaidi, Professor of Social Gerontology, Seoul National University)

The Economics of Ageing is an excellent series of books - well-written and comprehensively covering all aspect on the topic. It is the first book of its kind and considering its quality, depth and scope, I doubt something similar will be published in the foreseeable future.” (Alfonso Sousa-Poza, Professor of Economics, Institute for Health Care & Public Management, University of Hohenheim)

“As Chief Executive of the International Longevity Centre UK, the UK’s specialist think tank on the impact of longevity on society, I welcome the timely publication of this superb introduction to the economics of ageing. The population in most countries is undergoing an unprecedented demographic shift that will leave none of us untouched. And while longer lives are something to be celebrated, we need to make sure that we truly understand and adapt to the needs of an ageing society, so that we all can make the most of the benefits of increased longevity. This four-volume publication brilliantly sets out the key macro- and microeconomic implications of an ageing society, and acts as a conversation starter to this important topic. Now it’s time to put our thinking caps on to adapt our policy, products and services to the greatest challenge and opportunity of the 21st century.” (Baroness Sally Greengross OBE, House of Lords)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-93248-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $99.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-93247-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Economics and Ageing
Book Subtitle
Volume I: Theory
Authors
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-93248-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-93248-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-93247-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XL, 371
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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