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Introduction

  • Lars Weber
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Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Abstract

Phrases such as “demographic change”, “fertility decline” and “aging society” are commonplace terminology in most industrialized countries. Western Europe, especially, is facing a mounting challenge: How to solve unknown problems of an aging and shrinking society? In fact, Japan is facing this problem as well and much earlier than Western Europe, but the time-lag is not long enough to observe the tide of events in Japan and to adopt Japan’s best practices.

Keywords

Growth Model Total Factor Productivity Demographic Change Fertility Decline Growth Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.FOM Hochschule für Oekonomie & Management gGmbHHochschulstudienzentrum LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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