Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444538420, 9780444538437

Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, Volume 1A

1st Edition

Editors: John Piggott Alan Woodland
eBook ISBN: 9780444538437
Hardcover ISBN: 9780444538420
Imprint: North Holland
Published Date: 29th November 2016
Page Count: 476
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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


Description

Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging, Volume 1A, provides the economic literature on aging and associated subjects, including social insurance and healthcare costs. This text explores the economic literature on aging and associated subjects, including social insurance, health care costs, the interests of policymakers, and the role of academics. As the first of two volumes, users will find it a great resource on the topics associated with the economics of aging.

Together with its companion, volume 1B, this work 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

  • Provides the latest economics literature on aging and its associated subjects, including the aspects of social insurance and healthcare costs
  • Includes valuable data from a variety of general economics journals and interdisciplinary social and life science publications
  • Critical text for policymakers and academics that describes and analyzes valuable information since the inception of the study of the science of population aging in the late 1970s

Readership

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


Details

No. of pages:
476
Copyright:
© North Holland 2016
Published:
Imprint:
North Holland
eBook ISBN:
9780444538437
Hardcover ISBN:
9780444538420

About the Editors

John Piggott Editor

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 Editor

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