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Is Asia prepared for an aging population?

Peter S. Heller

Is Asia prepared for an aging population?

by Peter S. Heller

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Published by International Monetary Fund, Fiscal Affairs Dept. in [Washington, D.C.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Population aging -- Economic aspects -- Asia.,
  • Asia -- Economic policy.,
  • Asia -- Economic conditions.

  • About the Edition

    Many Asian countries (such as China, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines) will experience a significant aging of their populations during the next several decades. This paper explores how these aging Asian countries are addressing and anticipating the challenges of an aging society. It suggests that Asia"s preparedness for an aging population is decidedly mixed. While growth policies have been successful, much work is still needed in many countries to establish an adequate and farsighted policy framework in the areas of pensions, health insurance, and labor market policies.

    Edition Notes

    Statementprepared by Peter S. Heller.
    SeriesIMF working paper -- WP/06/272
    ContributionsInternational Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination33 p. :
    Number of Pages33
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21611037M

      Nonetheless, Asia will still have to confront fundamental medium- and long-term challenges, not least the aging of its population – a problem that is well known to most policymakers. In past decades, the region reaped a demographic dividend from . The world’s ageing population is increasing and food professionals will have to address the needs of older generations more closely in the future. This unique volume reviews the characteristics of the ageing population as food consumers, the role of nutrition in healthy ageing and the design of food products and services for the elderly.

      Japan is another rapidly ageing Asian country. Currently, about 25% of Japan’s population is above 65 and this will increase to 40% by Such a demographic shift would severely strain Japan’s established pension system and Japan’s ageing workforce has already started to slow down the Japanese economy.   “As the population is aging, countries will need not only more healthcare workers, which can be challenging as aging countries also see their workforce shrinking but also more hospital beds, in order to be better prepared for growing treatment needs,” the report said adding that the pandemic also “highlighted the benefits of using.

      To increase our understanding of the health implications of ageing, particularly in less developed countries, WHO is undertaking the Study on global ageing and adult health (SAGE). This longitudinal follow-up of approximately 50 older adults is being carried out in China, Ghana, India, Mexico, Russian Federation and South Africa. Based on UN data, we estimate the median age in Southeast Asia in to be 29 years old. But this is because around half of Indonesia's population of m is un while the median age of.


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Preparing for the Challenges of Population Aging in Asia discusses the challenges posed by a rapidly aging population and identifies needed research to help policymakers better respond to them. While the percentage of elderly people in nearly every nation is growing, this aging trend is particularly stark in parts of Asia.

This paper explores how these aging Asian countries are addressing and anticipating the challenges of an aging society. It suggests that Asia's preparedness for an aging population is decidedly mixed.

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Governments in Asia are generally poorly prepared for this vast change that will have wide social and economic consequences. "As the population dividend that fueled Asia's rapid growth becomes a tax, the region must find innovative ways to sustain economic expansion, and provide better support for its growing elderly population.".

Is Asia Prepared for an Aging Population. Prepared by Peter S. Heller December Abstract This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy.

ageing at an unprecedented rate, although the timing and pace of this transition varies. Population ageing will have immense effects on various socioeconomic issues, including poverty, both income and gender equality, and health care throughout the region.

Yet, many governments have limited time to prepare for sustainable health and. Downloadable. Many Asian countries (such as China, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines) will experience a significant aging of their populations during the next several decades.

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First, the paper presents the context: the demographic, urbanization, and social trends facing Asia. Second, it tackles the allocation of resources for the elderly, in particular, by summarizing approaches to two areas of social policy most pertinent to population ageing: retirement income and health care.

The population of Asia is aging rapidly at the same time that other major social and economic transformations are occurring throughout much of the continent. As a result, Asian countries should be planning for a time in the not-too-distant future when the fraction of the population that is aged 65 and older is considerably larger than it is today.

Many Asian countries (such as China, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines) will experience a significant aging of their populations during the next several decades. This paper explores how these aging Asian countries are addressing and anticipating the challenges of an aging society.

It suggests that Asia's preparedness for an aging population is. Ageing and Long Term Care: National Policies in the Asia-Pacific edited by David R. Phillips, David R. and Alfred C. Chan. This study of ageing & long term care policies in the APR was prepared by the Ageing Research Network of the Asian Development Research Forum for the year World Assembly on Ageing.

This book is a translated version of The Ageing Asia (老いてゆくアジア), which was published in This translated version has incorporated updated data such as the UN’s World Population Prospects, the Revision (updated in June ) and the most recent data and information has been used for the.

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This paper explores how these aging Asian countries are addressing and. To help prepare for those conferences, the five academies have prepared this report, Preparing for the Challenges of Population Aging in Asia: Strengthening the Scientific Basis of Policy Development.

Opportunities presented by an aging population will not be fully realized unless business leaders act now to prepare for this irreversible shift in demography.

To discuss the significance of population aging for the business sector and society at large, the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging, with the collaboration and support of the M Center of Excellence at The American College. As populations age, many countries, including China, are confronted with serious issues including labor, health care and pensions.

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