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Papers presented at a conference in Tokyo sponsored jointly by the National Bureau of Economic Research and the Japan Center for Economic Research.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Aging and labor force participation : a review of trends and explanations / Robin L. Lumsdaine and David A. Wise -- Social Security benefits and the labor supply of the elderly in Japan / Atsushi Seike and Haruo Shimada -- The economic status of the elderly in the United States / Michael D. Hurd -- Household asset- and wealthholdings in Japan / Noriyuki Takayama -- Problems of housing the elderly in the United States and Japan / Daniel L. McFadden -- The cost of aging : public finance perspectives for Japan / Seiritsu Ogura -- Financing health care for elderly Americans in the 1990s / Alan M. Garber.
Japanese and American economists assess the present economic status of the elderly in the United States and Japan, and consider the impact of an aging population on the economies of the two countries. With essays on labor force participation and retirement, housing equity and the economic status of the elderly, budget implications of an aging population, and financing social security and health care in the 1990s, this volume covers a broad spectrum of issues related to the economics of aging. Among the book's findings are that workers are retiring at an increasingly earlier age in both countri.
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