Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging

Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging

1st Edition - November 29, 2016

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  • Editors: John Piggott, Alan Woodland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444538413
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444538406

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Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, Volume 1B provides the economic literature on aging and associated subjects, presenting comprehensive portraits of both social and theoretical issues. As the second of two volumes in this series on the economics of population aging, it continues the discussion, delving deeper into topics such as the labor market and human resource issues, gerontology, history, and the sociological and political ramifications of this fascinating topic whose inception dates back to the late 1970’s. This volume includes literature that has appeared in general economics journals, in various field journals in economics, especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor market and human resource issues, information from interdisciplinary social science and life science journals, and data presented in papers by economists published in journals associated with gerontology, history, sociology, political science, and demography, amongst others.

Key Features

  • Presents comprehensive portraits of social and theoretical issues that can be used by both policymakers and scholars
  • Readers receive diverse perspectives on subjects that can be closely associated with national and regional concerns
  • Chapters offer comprehensive, critical reviews and expositions on the essential aspects of the economics of population aging


Graduate students and professors worldwide working in all subdisciplines of economics and finance. Secondary audience includes those working in gerontology, population studies, demography, governmental policy, sociology, and related fields.

Table of Contents

  • The Anatomy of Aging

    1. Demographics Globally and Through Time

    David Bloom and Dara Lee Luca

    The Household Perspective

    2. Labour Force Participation and the Retirement Decision

    Richard Blundell and Eric French

    3. Conflict and Cooperation within the Family, and between the State and the Family, in the Provision of Old-Age Security

    Alessandro Cigno

    4. Consumption and Saving

    Orazio Attanasio, Sagri Kitao, Guglielmo Weber and Andrea Bonfatti

    5. Decision-making, Markets and Cognitive Decline

    Michael Keane and Susan Thorp

    6. Investment and Portfolio Allocation

    Raimond Maurer and Barbara Kaschuetzke

    Economic Impacts of Population Aging

    7. Macroeconomics, Aging and Growth

    Ronald Lee

    8. Insurance Markets for the Elderly

    Hanming Fang

    9. Economic Aspects of Occupational Pensions

    Olivia S. Mitchell and John Piggott

    10. The Political Economy of Population Aging

    Georges Casamatta and Loïc Batté

    11. Migration and Demographic Shift

    Klaus F. Zimmermann and Anzelika Zaiceva

    12. Longevity and Morbidity Projections

    Michael Sherris

    13. Intergenerational Risk Sharing

    Roel Beetsma and Ward Romp

    Public Policy with an Aging Population

    14. Taxation

    Alan Woodland and John Piggott

    15. Aging and Poverty

    Timothy Michael Smeeding and Joseph Marchand

    16. Social Security and Public Insurance

    Axel Borsch-Supan

    17. Health and Long Term Care

    Edward Norton

    18. Population Aging Data Sets and their Analysis

    James P. Smith and Isabella Dobrescu

Product details

  • No. of pages: 600
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © North Holland 2016
  • Published: November 29, 2016
  • Imprint: North Holland
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444538413
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780444538406

About the Editors

John Piggott

John Piggott is Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR), and of the Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research at the University of New South Wales, Australia, where he is Scientia Professor of Economics and also holds an ARC Australian Professorial Fellowship. He serves as book review editor of the Cambridge journal, the Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, as an Associate Editor of the Journal of the Economics of Aging, and has recently been appointed to the editorial board of the Journal of Retirement.

Affiliations and Expertise

Director, Australian Institute for Population Aging Resources, University of New South Wales, Australia

Alan Woodland

Alan Woodland is currently Scientia Professor of Economics and ARC Australian Professorial Fellow in the School of Economics within the Australian School of Business at the University of New South Wales. He was previously Professor of Econometrics at the University of Sydney and Professor of Economics at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences of Australia and the recipient of the Distinguished Economist Award of the Economics Society of Australia. He was previously a member of the Council of the Econometric Society, Chair of the Econometric Society Australasian Standing Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the International Economics Association.

Affiliations and Expertise

Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Australia

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