Demographic Change in Germany

The Economic and Fiscal Consequences

Editors: Hamm, Ingrid, Seitz, Helmut, Werding, Martin (Eds.)

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  • Provides an up-to-date summary of the consequences of demographic aging
  • Presents Germany as an illustrative example
  • Features the work of leading experts who use methods at the forefront of current research
  • Offers long-term projections
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Just as one might be inclined to thinkthat every thing about demographic change has been already said and heard, a new dimension opens up. In fact, this is what makes the topic so fascinating. There is nothing trivial any longer about children, families, age, and care. Europe is undergoing profound demo graphic change. Each generation of children is quantitatively smaller than that of their parents; the propor tion of children and adolescents among the population is becoming smaller and smaller, while that of the elde rlyi s growing inexorably. Fewer and fewer people are marrying; more and more marriages are failing. Manyar eas of our society are affected by this; just think about the challenges faced by the social security systems as a result of demographic ageing. Politi cians and society are forced to adju st todem ographic change. Many people in Europe are concerned about these changes and are looking to politicians and researchers for solutions. Predictions are never easy, especially not about the future. Demographic indicators are among the safest guidelines into the unknown. Children un born today will certainly not contribute to social systems during the next years and will not pay back debt accumulated by previous generations. Not many politicians dare to negate the fact that this is about the future of our society. The media have contributed heavily to a general feeling that some thing has to be done. However, what exactly shouldbe done is widely dis puted.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Consequences of Demographic Change in Germany: An Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Seitz, Helmut (et al.)

  • Demographic Change in Germany

    Pages 9-33

    Höhn, Charlotte (et al.)

  • The Effects of Aging on Labor Markets and Economic Growth

    Pages 35-63

    Leibfritz, Willi, Dr. (et al.)

  • The Impact of Global Aging on Capital Markets and Housing

    Pages 65-88

    Börsch-Supan, Axel, Ph.D.

  • Social Insurance: How to Pay for Pensions and Health Care?

    Pages 89-128

    Werding, Martin, Dr.

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Hardcover $139.99
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Softcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Demographic Change in Germany
Book Subtitle
The Economic and Fiscal Consequences
Editors
  • Ingrid Hamm
  • Helmut Seitz
  • Martin Werding
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-68137-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-68137-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-68135-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-08783-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 216
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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