Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/154761
Authors: 
Deb, Surajit
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
ARTNeT Working Paper Series 163
Abstract: 
The health care for elderly population remains an important concern in the two populated economies of India and China. This paper provides an attempt to determine the extent of population aging in India and China and subsequently determine the ageing impacts on the aggregate as well as health care expenditures in these two countries, separately for the rural and urban areas. The respective state level (provincial) data from the most recent census information reveal wide regional differences in the levels of population aging in both India and China. The results of our cross-sectional regressions indicate statistically significant and positive impact of population ageing on the total as well as medical expenditures in both the rural and urban regions of India. In the case of China, the impact of old-age population turned out to be insignificant (statistically) on the total consumption expenditures for both the rural and urban areas. As concerns the impacts of ageing on the proportion of health care expenditure, only rural China reveals statistically significant and positive coefficients.
Subjects: 
Population Ageing
Life Cycle Model
Health Care Expenditures
Cross-Sectional Models
India
China
JEL: 
J14
D91
I11
C21
O53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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