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Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

Edited by Seiritsu Ogura, Toshiaki Tachibanaki and David A. Wise

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print September 2001 | ISBN: 9780226620817
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226620831 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226620831.001.0001
Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

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The population base in both the United States and Japan is growing older and, as those populations age, they provoke heretofore unexamined economic consequences. This comparative volume, the third in the joint series offered by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Japan Center for Economic Research, explores those consequences, drawing specific attention to four key areas: incentives for early retirement; savings, wealth, and asset allocation over the life cycle; health care and health care reform; and population projections. Given the undeniable global importance of the Japanese and U.S. economies, these chapters shed light on the complex correlations between aging and economic behavior. This work not only deepens our understanding of the Japanese and American economic landscapes but, through careful examination of the comparative social and economic data, clarifies the complex relation between aging societies, public policies, and economic outcomes.

Keywords: early retirement; savings; wealth; asset allocation; health care; population projections; aging; economic behavior; public policies; population base

Book.  420 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Economic History

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Introduction in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

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Choice, Chance, and Wealth Dispersion at Retirement in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

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Household Portfolio Allocation over the Life Cycle in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

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The Third Wave in Health Care Reform in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

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Choice among Employer-Provided Insurance Plans in Aging Issues in the United States and Japan

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