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The real population problem: too few working, too many retired

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  • William Poole
  • David C. Wheelock

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It's not the total number of people that should be causing worry, but the number of retired people relative to those still working. Across the world, the ranks of retirees are swelling and the ranks of those working - and paying taxes to support retirees - are not keeping up.

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  • William Poole & David C. Wheelock, 2005. "The real population problem: too few working, too many retired," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Apr, pages 4-9.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:y:2005:i:apr:p:4-9
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    1. Paula C. Albuquerque & João C. Lopes, 2010. "Economic impacts of ageing: an inter-industry approach," International Journal of Social Economics, Emerald Group Publishing, vol. 37(12), pages 970-986, October.

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    Social security ; Retirement;

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