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Aging Issues in the United States and Japan
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Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, and David A. Wise

Abstract

The population base in both the United States and Japan is growing older and, as those populations age, they provoke heretofore unexamined economic consequences. This comparative volume, the third in the joint series offered by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Japan Center for Economic Research, explores those consequences, drawing specific attention to four key areas: incentives for early retirement; savings, wealth, and asset allocation over the life cycle; health care and health care reform; and population projections. Given the undeniable global importance of the Japanese a ... More

Keywords: early retirement, savings, wealth, asset allocation, health care, population projections, aging, economic behavior, public policies, population base

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780226620817
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226620831.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Seiritsu Ogura, editor

Toshiaki Tachibanaki, editor

David A. Wise, editor

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