The future of Japan’s Long-term Care Insurance Program

Satoshi Shimizutani, 12 September 2013

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The debate of social-security-system reform in Japan is now entering a crucial stage.

Topics: Health economics, Welfare state and social Europe
Tags: Ageing, care, Japan

Fiscal consolidation and implications of social spending for long-term fiscal sustainability

Rossana Merola, Douglas Sutherland, 31 March 2013

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Predicted demographic developments over the coming decades are well known. Due to low fertility rates and rising life expectancy, OECD nations will see a ‘greying’ of their populations. The fiscal implications have been widely discussed (Kotlikoff 2012).

Topics: Monetary policy, Poverty and income inequality, Welfare state and social Europe
Tags: Ageing, fiscal policy, pensions

Eurozone: Looking for growth

Laurence Boone, Céline Renucci, Ruben Segura-Cayuela, 25 March 2013

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The financial crisis that erupted in 2008, prolonged by a sovereign crisis in the Eurozone, led to a massive contraction in trade, as well as in investment in physical and human capital; thus undermining the foundations of future growth. This may well continue as growth will not rapidly rebound while deleveraging slowly proceeds across Eurozone economies.

Topics: Europe's nations and regions, Productivity and Innovation
Tags: Ageing, Eurozone crisis, growth, productivity, Solow

Public investments for long-term economic growth: the case of health

Michael Stolpe, 22 March 2013

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Crisis or not, healthcare cries out for large-scale public investments that lock in what appears to be an historic trough in government borrowing costs in many of the world’s advanced countries.

Topics: Health economics
Tags: Ageing, Europe, investment, Japan, US

Things we must consider in shaping Japanese economic policy for the future

Keiichiro Kobayashi, 10 February 2013

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With the Japanese government now under the stewardship of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Japan is set to pursue economic policy that calls for bold monetary easing in order to end deflation.

Topics: Institutions and economics, Politics and economics
Tags: Ageing, Japan, policymaking

Ageing – saving or working more?

Torben M. Andersen, 6 January 2009

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Most countries face an ageing problem, as the elderly (65+) population increases relative to working age population. Driving this demographic shift are the baby boomers’ retirement and increases in longevity.  Public finances will be strained as more persons depend on pension expenditures and old-age care, while a stagnating or shrinking labour force produce matching revenues.

Topics: Labour markets, Welfare state and social Europe
Tags: Ageing, demographic change, fertility, longevity

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