Asian Development Review: Volume 39, Number 1

Publication | March 2022

This issue focuses on demographic change and human capital. It explores types of insurance for older people and considers economic security, education, and health. Among other topics covered are fuel subsidies and insulin prices.


Most of the papers in this issue attempt to explore the broad question in the preceding paragraph by focusing on one or more of the channels of old-age support that affect individuals’ ability to maintain their wealth and wellness as they age, in the aging populations of Asia and the Pacific economies

This study pursues a cross-country comparison of relative financial readiness of older households in Japan and the Republic of Korea relative to the United States.

This study is the first to compare the progression of educational disparities in disability across the Republic of Korea and Singapore, accounting for their complex interrelationship with sociodemographic and health behaviors as covariates that evolve across time.

This study applies a new indicator—the cognition-adjusted dependency ratio (CADR)—to remeasure the level of population aging from an innovative point of view.

This paper confirms that demographic change will challenge Asia’s future growth and increase the cost of funding the consumption of the elderly.

This paper uses the task-content-of-occupations framework to analyze trends in employment and wages of female and male workers in the Indian labor market from 1994 to 2017.

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This paper identifies whether disability-based bias exists and to clarify the direct causality between a child’s disability and parents’ investment decisions.

This paper examines how intellectual property provisions in the World Trade Organization will impact the price of insulin in Bangladesh and the subsequent impacts on welfare and poverty.

This study shows that the existence of cattle markets where cattle can be freely traded for slaughter, milk production, or for any other purpose is the key to high and positive returns in Bangladesh.

Large allocations for fuel subsidies have long put the government’s budget under great strain and this paper evaluates the impact of fuel subsidy rationalization on Malaysia’s sectoral output and employment.

Additional Details

  • Economics
  • Aging and the Elderly
  • Social protection - labor and employment
  • Bangladesh
  • India
  • Malaysia
  • 356
  • 6.69 x 9.61
  • JRN220114-2
  • 0116-1105 (print)
  • 1996-7241 (electronic)

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