The economics of individual and population aging

Robert L. Clark, Joseph J. Spengler

This study aims to identify and describe the principle economic issues associated with individual and population ageing. In addition, the study surveys and assess the existing knowledge - including research by scholars of many countries and different fields in the social sciences - of the economic and social problems associated with ageing. Although the study covers a wide range of issues, it focuses primarily on the economic complexities of individual ageing and the macro-economic problems that arise from age-structure changes in the population. The authors, giving examples from many countries, trace the development of concern for population ageing and examine theoretical concepts and changing demographic conditions. Cross-national econometric studies are cited along with time series and cross-sectional research on individual countries. In assessing the state of the literature on the economic problems of ageing, the authors have attempted to indicate fruitful avenues for further research.

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  • Preface
  • 1. Recognition of the economics of ageing
  • 2. Population ageing: sources
  • 3. Population ageing and dependency
  • 4. Economic status of the elderly
  • 5. Age and economic activities
  • life-cycle patterns
  • 6. Labor supply of the elderly
  • 7. Personal and market characteristics affecting retirement
  • 8. Pensions and the economy
  • 9. Macro economic response to age-structural change
  • 10. Conclusion.

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書名 The economics of individual and population aging
著作者等 Clark, Robert Louis
Spengler, Joseph John
Pencavel John
Spengler Joseph J.
Clark Robert L.
シリーズ名 Cambridge surveys of economic literature
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1980
ページ数 viii, 211 p.
大きさ 22 cm
ISBN 0521297028
NCID BA03270060
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス