The Challenges of Population Aging in the People’s Republic of China
Publication | July 2021
This note discusses policies to address socioeconomic effects of rapid population aging in the People's Republic of China (PRC).
While the PRC's aging population poses economic challenges, if managed well it could generate new employment opportunities with the emergence of new professions related to elderly care. However, capturing these benefits requires labor market reforms, higher public spending to finance long-term care and pensions, and policy support to form a needs-oriented economic system for the aging population. This note discusses policies on labor market changes, effective elderly care, and addressing the increasing old-age dependency ratio.
- Population Aging and the Labor Market
- Population Aging and the Elderly Care
- Population Aging and Old-Age Dependency Ratio