Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/101248
Authors: 
Bali, Azad Singh
Asher, Mukul G.
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
ADBI Working Paper Series 374
Abstract: 
Rapid ageing of the population globally represents an unprecedented historical trend. As pension and healthcare costs are positively correlated with rising incomes, ageing, urbanization, and a shift from communicable to life-style diseases, managing these costs is a major challenge. There are many linkages between healthcare and pension arrangements - in terms of costs, exposure to risks, and as they jointly impact on crucial policy decisions. This paper discusses the rationale for coordination between various programs to better manage the cost of ageing. The current difficult macroeconomic environment, including fiscal stringency conditions, strengthens the case for such coordination.
Subjects: 
population ageing
pension policies
healthcare policies
urbanization
JEL: 
J1
J4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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