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Aging, Economic Growth, and Old-Age Security in Asia

dc.contributor.editorDonghyun Park
dc.contributor.editorSang-Hyop Lee
dc.contributor.editorAndrew Mason
dc.description.abstractPopulation aging is perhaps the single biggest economic and social obstacle confronting Asia's future. The region-wide demographic transition towards an older population is fundamentally reshaping the demographic landscape, and is giving rise to two key socio-economic challenges. This timely book provides an in-depth analysis of these challenges and presents concrete policy options for tackling them. 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. This stimulating and informative book will be of great interest to academics, students, and researchers with an interest in Asian studies, economics generally, and, more specifically, public sector economics. Co-published by ADB and Edward Elgar Publishing.
dc.publisherAsian Development Bank
dc.publisherEdward Elgar
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.titleAging, Economic Growth, and Old-Age Security in Asia
dc.subject.expertAged Health
dc.subject.expertQuality of Health Care
dc.subject.expertPublic Health
dc.subject.expertPartnerships in Health Reform
dc.subject.expertHealth Systems
dc.subject.adbHealth Care Services
dc.subject.adbHealth Standards
dc.subject.adbHealth Service Management
dc.subject.adbHealth Costs
dc.subject.naturalDelivery of health care
dc.subject.naturalPrevention of disease
dc.subject.naturalHealth status indicators
dc.contributor.imprintAsian Development Bank
oar.authorPark, Donghyun
oar.authorLee, Sang-Hyop
oar.authorMason, Andrew

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