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Government Spending on the Elderly

Editors: Papadimitriou, D. (Ed.)

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This book examines the aging of the US population as a primary domestic public policy issue. An increase in the proportion of the elderly in the total population will potentially result in a significant growth in the number of beneficiaries in major federal entitlement programs, leading to fiscal pressures and challenges for economic growth.

About the authors

RANIA ANTONOPOULOS Research Scholar, Levy Economics Institute, USA AXEL BOERSCH-SUPAN Director, Mannheim Research Institute for the Economics of Aging (MEA), Germany; Professor for Macroeconomics and Public Policy, University of Mannheim, Germany ZVI BODIE Norman and Adele Barron Professor of Management, Boston University, USA CLARK BURDICK Economist, Social Security Office of Policy, USA BARBARA A. BUTRICA Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute, USA MELISSA FAVREAULT Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute Income and Benefits Policy Center, USA LI GAN Associate Professor of Economics, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA; Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research, USA TERESA GHILARDUCCI Professor of Economics, University of Notre Dame, USA; Director, Higgins Labor Research Center, University of Notre Dame, USA JAGADEESH GOKHALE Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, USA GUAN GONG Associate Professor, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, China BROOKE HARRINGTON Assistant Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, Brown University, USA ROBERT HAVEMAN John Bascom Emeritus Professor, Department of Economics and La Follette School of Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA; Research Affiliate, Institute for Research on Poverty, USA MICHAEL HURD Director, RAND Center for the Study of Aging, USA; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, USA STEPHANIE A. KELTON Associate Professor of Economics, University of Missouri, Kansas City, USA; Research Scholar, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability (C-FEPS), USA HYUNSUB KUM Research Scholar, Levy Economics Institute, USA JAMES MARTON Assistant Professor, Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, University of Kentucky, USA GORDON B.T. MERMIN Research Associate, Urban Institute, USA SERGIO NISTICÒ Associate Professor of Economics, Faculty of Economics, University of Cassino, Italy LUCIE G. SCHMIDT Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Williams College, USA LOIS B. SHAW Consultant, Institute for Women's Policy Research, Washington, DC, USA KAREN E. SMITH Senior Research Associate, Urban Institute, USA RICHARD STARTZ Castor Professor of Economics, University of Washington, USA C. EUGENE STEUERLE Senior Fellow, Urban Institute, USA; Co-Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, USA DANIEL L. THORNTON Vice President and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, USA ROBERT K. TRIEST Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, USA SHRIPAD TULJAPURKAR Morrison Professor of Population Studies and Professor of Biological Sciences, Stanford University, USA BARBARA WOLFE Director, LaFollette School of Public Affairs and Professor of Economics and Population Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA EDWARD N. WOLFF Professor of Economics, New York University, USA; Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, USA; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research, USA STEPHEN A. WOODBURY Professor of Economics, Michigan State University, USA; Senior Economist, W.E. Upjohn Institute, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA L. RANDALL WRAY Professor of Economics and Research Director, Center for Full Employment and Price Stability, University of Missouri - Kansas City, USA; Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute of Bard College, NY, USA AJIT ZACHARIAS Senior Scholar, Levy Economics Institute, USA

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Economic Perspectives on Aging: An Overview

    Papadimitriou, Dimitri B.

    Pages 1-19

  • European Welfare State Regimes and Their Generosity toward the Elderly

    Boersch-Supan, Axel (et al.)

    Pages 23-52

  • Global Demographic Trends and Provisioning for the Future

    Wray, L. Randall (et al.)

    Pages 53-78

  • Net Government Expenditures and the Economic Well-being of the Elderly in the United States, 1989–2001

    Wolff, Edward N. (et al.)

    Pages 81-122

  • Differing Prospects for Women and Men: Young Old-Age, Old Old-Age, and Eldercare

    Shaw, Lois B. (et al.)

    Pages 123-138

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $190.00
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Softcover $180.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Government Spending on the Elderly
Editors
  • D. Papadimitriou
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59144-8
DOI
10.1057/9780230591448
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-50061-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35281-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 404
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