Aging, economic growth, and old-age security in Asia

First, the expert contributors argue, Asia must find ways to sustain rapid economic growth in the face of less favorable demographics, which implies slower growth of the workforce. Second, they contend, Asia must find ways to deliver affordable, adequate, and sustainable old-age economic security fo...

Full description

Main Author: Mason, Andrew
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Park, Donghyun, Lee, Sang-Hyop
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd 2012
Subjects:
Online Access:
Collection: Edward Elgar eBook Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:First, the expert contributors argue, Asia must find ways to sustain rapid economic growth in the face of less favorable demographics, which implies slower growth of the workforce. Second, they contend, Asia must find ways to deliver affordable, adequate, and sustainable old-age economic security for its growing elderly population. Underpinned by rigorous analysis, a wide range of concrete policy options for sustaining economic growth while delivering economic security for the elderly are then presented. These include Asia-wide policy options - relevant to the entire region - such as building up strong national pension systems, while other policy options are more relevant to sub-groups of countries
1. Overview : why does population aging matter so much for Asia? Population aging, economic growth, and economic security in Asia / Sang-Hyop Lee, Andrew Mason and Donghyun Park -- 2. Population, wealth, and economic growth in Asia and the Pacific / Andrew Mason and Sang-Hyop Lee -- 3. Impact of population aging on Asia's future growth / Donghyun Park and Kwanho Shin -- 4. Population aging and aggregate consumption in developing Asia / Gemma Estrada, Donghyun Park, and Arief Ramayandi -- 5. The economic lifecycle and support systems in Asia / Sang-Hyop Lee and Andrew Mason -- 6. Demographic change, intergenerational transfers, and the challenges for social protection systems in the People's Republic of China / Qiulin Chen, Karen Eggleston, and Ling Li -- 7. Demographic dividends for India : evidence and implications based on National Transfer Accounts / Laishram Ladusingh and M.R. Narayana -- 8. Population aging, economic growth, and intergenerational transfers in Japan : how dire are the prospects? / Naohiro Ogawa, Sang-Hyop Lee, Rikiya Matsukura, An-Chi Tung and Mun Sim Lai -- 9. Summary of key findings and main policy recommendations / Donghyun Park
Physical Description:320 p ill
ISBN:9781781953600
9781781952306