Background

Many Asian economies will face a rapidly aging population, which could lead to much higher levels of fiscal spending, especially on health insurance, long-term care, and pension benefits.

This trend of rapidly aging populations reflects a number of factors, including increased life expectancy resulting mainly from improvements in public health, and the sharp fall in fertility rates in response to greater economic opportunities for women and higher costs of raising children. Between 2010 and 2015, many emerging economies faced large increases in public spending on pensions and health care services due to aging populations.

Objectives

  • To promote discussion among government officials, researchers, and experts on policy insights and country experiences related to the current age-related social security systems in Japan; and
  • To examine age-related social security systems in other Asian countries.

Participants

About 15–20 academics, Policy Research Institute (PRI) and ADBI staff, and outside researchers.

Participant responsibilities

Actively join discussions and share views and experiences.

Output

  • Increased knowledge and enhanced capacity in Asian countries on understanding aging populations and their impact on fiscal sustainability;
  • Enhanced dialogue among government officials, researchers, and experts on aging populations and their impact on fiscal sustainability; and
  • Presentation materials for upload on ADBI website.

How to register

By invitation only.

Language

English

Partners

Policy Research Institute (PRI) and Ministry of Finance Japan (MOF)

Time of event

14:00 - 16:00

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