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Author Chawla, Mukesh.

Title From red to gray : the "third transition" of aging populations in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union / Mukesh Chawla, Gordon Betcherman, Arup Banerji ; with Anne M. Bakilana [and others]
Published Washington D.C. : World Bank, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 271 pages) : illustrations, color map
Contents The demographic transition in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union -- Demographic change and labor markets -- Aging, savings, and financial markets -- Aging and pension expenditures -- Aging, long-term care, and public expenditures -- Aging and education
Summary Conventional wisdom holds that aging populations are unfavorable for economic growth because of their potential impacts on labor supply, productivity, and savings. When this is coupled with the increased spending pressures because of pension requirements and health care, aging societies are likely to face serious fiscal problems. This report addresses these concerns in the unique context of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union where many countries are aging rapidly without the economic resources and institutional capacity of other aging societies in Western Europe and Japan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-271)
Notes Print version record
Subject Older people -- Europe, Eastern -- Economic conditions.
Older people -- Soviet Union -- Economic conditions.
Population forecasting -- Europe, Eastern.
Population forecasting -- Soviet Union.
Form Electronic book
Author Banerji, Arup.
Betcherman, Gordon.
ISBN 0821371304 (electronic bk.)
9780821371305 (electronic bk.)