Economics of Aging

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Population aging is a world wide phenomenon. Demographic structure and aging affects both consumption and production in an economy, which is analysed in a life cycle setting. Special emphasis is given to aging and the welfare state including the organisation of old age pensions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication21st Century Economics. A Reference Handbook
EditorsRhona C Free
PublisherSAGE Publications
ISBN (Print)978-1-4129-6142-4
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Economics

Free keywords

  • welfare state
  • life cycle production and conumption patterns
  • dependency ratios
  • aging
  • demographic structure


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