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Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging synthesizes the economic literature on aging and the subjects associated with it, including social insurance and healthcare costs, both of which are of interest to policymakers and academics. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s, including information from general economics journals, from various field journals in economics, especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor markets and human resource issues, from interdisciplinary social science and life science journals, and from papers by economists published in journals associated with gerontology, history, sociology, political science, and demography, amongst others.
- Dissolves the barriers between policymakers and scholars by presenting comprehensive portraits of social and theoretical issues
- Synthesizes valuable data on the topic from a variety of journals dating back to the late 1970s in a convenient, comprehensive resource
- Presents diverse perspectives on subjects that can be closely associated with national and regional concerns
- Offers comprehensive, critical reviews and expositions of the essential aspects of the economics of population aging
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.
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
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
8. Insurance Markets for the Elderly
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
13. Intergenerational Risk Sharing
Roel Beetsma and Ward Romp
Public Policy with an Aging Population
Alan Woodland and John Piggott
15. Aging and Poverty
Timothy Michael Smeeding and Joseph Marchand
16. Social Security and Public Insurance
17. Health and Long Term Care
18. Population Aging Data Sets and their Analysis
James P. Smith and Isabella Dobrescu
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- © North Holland 2016
- 29th November 2016
- North Holland
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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.
Director, Australian Institute for Population Aging Resources, University of New South Wales, Australia
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.
Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Australia
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