The Economic Effects of Aging in the United States and Japan
The most obvious effects will be on social programs such as public pension systems and the provision for medical needs of the elderly. But, the contributors demonstrate, aging will also affect markets for labor, capital, housing, and health care services. It will affect firms through their participation in the demand side of the labor market and through their provisions for pensions. And aging will influence saving rates, the rate of return on assets, the balance of payments, and, most likely, economic growth.
This volume will interest scholars and policy makers concerned with the economics of aging.
Michael D. Hurd, Naohiro Yashiro.
1: Projection of Japanese Public Pension Costs in the First Half of the Twenty-First Century and the Effects of Three Possible Reforms
2: The Effects of Demographic Trends on Consumption, Saving, and Government Expenditures in the United States
Michael D. Hurd
3: Population Aging and the Savings-Investment Balance in Japan
Naohiro Yashiro, Akiko Sato Oishi.
4: The Economic Position of the Elderly in Japan
5: The Consequences of Population Aging for Private Pension Fund Saving and Asset Markets
Sylvester J. Schieber, John B. Shoven.
6: The Effects of Aging on National Saving and Asset Accumulation in Japan
7: The Impact of Demographics on Housing and Nonhousing Wealth in the United States
Hilary W. Hoynes, Daniel L. McFadden.
8: Improvement of After-Retirement Income by Home Equity Conversion Mortgages: Possibility and Problems in Japan
9: The Effects of Special Saving Programs on Saving and Wealth
James M. Poterba, Steven F. Venti, David A. Wise.
10: The Economic Status of the Elderly in Japan: Microdata Findings
11: Retirement Incentives: The Interaction between Employer-Provided Pensions, Social Security, and Retiree Health Benefits
Robin L. Lumsdaine, James H. Stock, David A. Wise.
12: Labor Market Implications of Social Security: Company Pension Plans, Public Pensions, and Retirement Behavior of the Elderly in Japan
13: Changing Social Security Survivorship Benefits and the Poverty of Widows
Michael D. Hurd, David A. Wise.
14: The Net Pension Debt of the Japanese Government
Tatsuo Hatta, Noriyoshi Oguchi.