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On the dynamics of the age structure, dependency, and consumption

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  • Heinrich Hock
  • David Weil

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The effects of population aging due to declining fertility and rising elderly life expectancy on consumption possibilities in the presence of intergenerational transfers is examined in this article.
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  • Heinrich Hock & David Weil, 2012. "On the dynamics of the age structure, dependency, and consumption," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 25(3), pages 1019-1043, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:jopoec:v:25:y:2012:i:3:p:1019-1043
    DOI: 10.1007/s00148-011-0372-x
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    Keywords

    Aging; Consumption; Intergenerational transfers; E21; H55; J13;
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    JEL classification:

    • I0 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - General
    • I1 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health

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