Aging issues in the United States and Japan [electronic resource] /
edited by Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki, and David A. Wise.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
ix, 410 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
0226620816 (alk. paper)
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Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2001.
0226620816 (alk. paper)
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Main Description
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 cutting-edge, 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 and U.S. economies, these innovative essays shed welcome new light on the complex correlations between aging and economic behavior. This insightful work not only deepens our understanding of the Japanese and American economic landscapes but, through careful examination of the comparative social and economic data, clarifies the complex relation between aging societies, public policies, and economic outcomes.
Table of Contents
Choice, Chance, and Wealth Dispersion at Retirement
Household Portfolio Allocation over the Life Cycle
The Social Security System and the Demand of Personal Annuity and Life Insurance: An Analysis of Japanese Microdata, 1990 and 1995
An Empirical Invesitigation of Intergenerational Consumption Distribution: A Comparison among Japan, the United States, and the United Kingdom
The Third Wave in Health Care Reform
Concentration and Persistence of Health Care Costs for the Aged
The Effects of Demographic Change on Health and Medical Expenditures: A Simulation Analysis
Choice among Employer-Provided Insurance Plans
Employees' Pension Benefits and the Labor Supply of Older Japanese Workers, 1980s-1990s
The Motivations for Business Retirment Policies
Promotion, Incentives, and Wages
What Went Wrong with the 1991-92 Official Population Projection of Japan?
Authors Index
Subject Index
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