Ageing in Advanced Industrial States

Riding the Age Waves - Volume 3

  • Shripad Tuljapurkar
  • Naohiro Ogawa
  • Anne H. Gauthier

Part of the International Studies in Population book series (ISIP, volume 8)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Dynamics of Transitions

  3. Fiscal Dynamics and Projections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 78-78
    2. Ronald Lee, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Ryan D. Edwards
      Pages 79-100
    3. David McCarthy, Olivia S. Mitchell
      Pages 119-135
  4. Wealth and Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 138-138
    2. Andrew Mason, Naohiro Ogawa, Takehiro Fukui
      Pages 139-171
  5. Family and Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 196-196
    2. Naohiro Ogawa, Robert D. Retherford, Yasuhiko Saito
      Pages 223-261
  6. Time Use and Labor

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 325-327

About this book


Population growth slowed across the world in the last decades of the 20th century, changing substantially our view of the future. The 21st century is likely to see the end to world population growth and become the century of population aging, marked by low fertility and ever-increasing life expectancy. These trends have prompted many to predict a gloomy future caused by an unprecedented economic burden of population aging. In response, industrialized nations will need to implement effective social and economic policies and programs.

This is the final volume in a series of three. The papers included explore many examples and strengthen the basis for effective economic and social policies by investigating the economic, social, and demographic consequences of the transformations in the structures of population and family. These consequences include changes in economic behavior, both in labor and financial markets, and with regard to saving and consumption, and intergenerational transfers of money and care.


Age Structures Ageing Aging societies Decline in mortality Demography Economic Behavior Family Patterns Fertility decline Health care Lifetime Earnings Profiles Paid Employment Pension Population Aging Social and Economic Policies age

Editors and affiliations

  • Shripad Tuljapurkar
    • 1
  • Naohiro Ogawa
    • 2
  • Anne H. Gauthier
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. BiologyStanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Population Research InstituteNihon University TokyoTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Canada Research Chair in Comparative, Public PolicyUniversity of CalgaryCalgaryCanada

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