Handbook of the Economics of Population Aging synthesizes the economic literature on aging and the subjects associated with it, including social insurance and healthcare costs, both of which are of interest to policymakers and academics. These volumes, the first of a new subseries in the Handbooks in Economics, describe and analyze scholarship created since the inception of serious attention began in the late 1970s, including information from general economics journals, from various field journals in economics, especially, but not exclusively, those covering labor markets and human resource issues, from interdisciplinary social science and life science journals, and from papers by economists published in journals associated with gerontology, history, sociology, political science, and demography, amongst others.
- Dissolves the barriers between policymakers and scholars by presenting comprehensive portraits of social and theoretical issues
- Synthesizes valuable data on the topic from a variety of journals dating back to the late 1970s in a convenient, comprehensive resource
- Presents diverse perspectives on subjects that can be closely associated with national and regional concerns
- Offers comprehensive, critical reviews and expositions of the essential aspects of the economics of population aging
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