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The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia
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The Economic Consequences of Demographic Change in East Asia

Takatoshi Ito and Andrew K. Rose

Abstract

Recent studies show that almost all industrial countries have experienced dramatic decreases in both fertility and mortality rates. This situation has led to aging societies with economies that suffer from both a decline in the working population and a rise in fiscal deficits linked to increased government spending. East Asia exemplifies these trends, and this book offers an in-depth look at how long-term demographic transitions have taken shape there and how they have affected the economy in the region. Chapters in this book explore such topics as comparative demographic change, population ag ... More

Keywords: East Asian Seminar on Economics, EASE-19, Korea, economic growth, demographic change, aging societies, East Asian countries, China

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780226386850
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226386881.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Takatoshi Ito, editor

Andrew K. Rose, editor

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