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Is Asia Prepared for an Aging Population?

Author/Editor: Heller, Peter S.
Authorized for Distribution: December 1, 2006
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Summary: Many Asian countries (such as China, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines) will experience a significant aging of their populations during the next several decades. This paper explores how these aging Asian countries are addressing and anticipating the challenges of an aging society. It suggests that Asia's preparedness for an aging population is decidedly mixed. While growth policies have been successful, much work is still needed in many countries to establish an adequate and farsighted policy framework in the areas of pensions, health insurance, and labor market policies.
 
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Series: Working Paper No. 06/272
Subject(s): Aging | Asia | Population | Economic conditions | Social security | Social safety nets | Social policy | Economic policy
 
English  
    Published:   December 1, 2006        
    ISBN/ISSN:   1934-7073   Format:   Paper
    Stock No:   WPIEA2006272   Pages:   33
    Price:   US$18.00 (Academic Rate: US$18.00 )
       
     
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