Coordinating Healthcare and Pension Policies: An Exploratory Study
AbstractRapid ageing of the population globally represents an unprecedented historical trend. As pension and healthcare costs are positively correlated with rising incomes, ageing, urbanization, and a shift from communicable to life-style diseases, managing these costs is a major challenge. There are many linkages between healthcare and pension arrangements—in terms of costs, exposure to risks, and as they jointly impact on crucial policy decisions. This paper discusses the rationale for coordination between various programs to better manage the cost of ageing. The current difficult macroeconomic environment, including fiscal stringency conditions, strengthens the case for such coordination.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Asian Development Bank Institute in its series ADBI Working Papers with number 374.
Length: 26 pages
Date of creation: 16 Aug 2012
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population ageing; pension policies; healthcare policies; urbanization;
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- J10 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - General
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-AGE-2012-09-03 (Economics of Ageing)
- NEP-ALL-2012-09-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-DEM-2012-09-03 (Demographic Economics)
- NEP-HEA-2012-09-03 (Health Economics)
- NEP-SEA-2012-09-03 (South East Asia)
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