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Welfare Reform on the Web (February 2004): Care of the Elderly - Overseas

THE ECONOMICS OF AN AGEING SOCIETY

R.L. Clark and others

Blackwell, 2004

This book provides an in-depth analysis of the economic and policy issues associated with the ageing of individuals and populations. With a strong policy focus based on demographic and economic study, it focuses on "who gets what" from current and proposed government programmes that impact on older persons, and how these affect individual behaviour. The discussion concentrates on:

  • The effects of population ageing on the United States and other countries
  • The economic wellbeing of the elderly, highlighting women and minorities
  • Public and private programmes providing income for the elderly
  • Medicare, Medicaid, and private health insurance
  • Social Security and Medicare reform options
  • Employer-based retirement programmes and pensions
  • Retirement patterns and factors influencing retirement decisions

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