Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/109537
Authors: 
Menon, Jayant
Melendez-Nakamura, Anna
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
ADB Working Paper Series on Regional Economic Integration 25
Abstract: 
By the middle of this century, Asia's elderly population is projected to reach 922.7 million, and its share of population 17.5%, from just 4.1% in 1950. Within the next few decades, Asia is poised to become the oldest region in the world; reforming policies and creating new structures and institutions to address this challenge is a huge and complex undertaking that requires a big head-start. This paper analyzes the impact that aging is having in Asia, examines the policy options for dealing with the problems it is causing, and outlines how different sub-regions may require different responses.
Subjects: 
Aging Asia
Asian demographic transition
Asian population trends
Asian population forecasts
aging impact
JEL: 
J11
J14
J18
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/igo
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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