Government Spending on the Elderly

  • Dimitri B. Papadimitriou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Economic Perspectives on Aging: An Overview

    1. Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
      Pages 1-19
  3. Welfare State and the Incentives to Retire

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Axel Boersch-Supan, Sergio Nisticò
      Pages 23-52
    3. L. Randall Wray, Richard Startz
      Pages 53-78
  4. Aspects of Economic Well-being and Gender Disparities among the Elderly

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Edward N. Wolff, Ajit Zacharias, Hyunsub Kum, Robert Haveman
      Pages 81-122
  5. Changing Patterns of Retirement Behavior

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Barbara A. Butrica, Karen E. Smith, C. Eugene Steuerle, Lucie G. Schmidt
      Pages 141-177
    3. Li Gan, Guan Gong, Michael Hurd, Daniel L. Thornton
      Pages 178-190
  6. Interaction between Private and Public Provisioning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. James Marton, Stephen A. Woodbury, Barbara Wolfe
      Pages 220-246
  7. Budgetary and Macroeconomic Implications of Aging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 247-247
    2. Shripad Tuljapurkar, Clark Burdick
      Pages 249-271
    3. Andrew G. Biggs, Jagadeesh Gokhale, Stephanie A. Kelton
      Pages 272-311
  8. Retirement Security: Problems and Prospects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-313
    2. Edward N. Wolff, Brooke Harrington
      Pages 315-346
    3. Melissa M. Favreault, Gordon B. T. Mermin, C. Eugene Steuerle, Robert K. Triest
      Pages 347-392
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 393-404

About this book


This book examines the aging of the US population as a primary domestic public policy issue. An increase in the proportion of the elderly in the total population will potentially result in a significant growth in the number of beneficiaries in major federal entitlement programs, leading to fiscal pressures and challenges for economic growth.


aging economic growth fiscal policy growth macroeconomics Welfare Welfare State

Editors and affiliations

  • Dimitri B. Papadimitriou
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.The Levy Economics InstituteUSA
  2. 2.Bard CollegeAnnandale-on-HudsonUSA

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