NTA Books

National Transfer Accounts Manual: Measuring and Analyzing the Generational Economy. New York: United Nations, 2013. United Nations NTA Manual

Population aging and the generational economy: A global perspective. Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason, principal authors and editors, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2011.

Economie générationnelle et dividende démographique Éléments de diagnostic au Sénégal, Tome 1. L. Dramani. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2016.

Economie générationnelle et dividende démographique Théorie et applications au Sénégal, Tome 2. L. Dramani. Paris: L'Harmattan, 2016.

NTA Bulletin

In 2011, the NTA project initiated the NTA Bulletin, a series of short publications that summarize the results of NTA research for a broad policy audience.

Featured NTA Article

Is Low Fertility Really a Problem? Population Aging, Dependency, and Consumption: Science, October 2014

Published NTA Papers: Articles published in peer-review journals and book chapters

Books, Reports, and Policy Briefs that Feature NTA Results

Who Pays for Demographic Change? Population Europe's Population & Policy Compact, Policy Brief No. 10. December 2015. Hippolyte d'Albis, Tommy Bengtsson, Alexia Furnkranz-Prskawetz and Robert Ivan Gal discuss the consequences of population ageing, and propose possible approaches countries may take to maintain fiscal sustainability.

Live Long and Prosper: Aging in East Asia and Pacific New report on aging in East Asia published by the World Bank

Global Monitoring Report This year's World Bank and International Monetary Fund Global Monitoring Report (GMR) focuses on demographic trends that will impact future economic growth and development. Analyses of NTA data take center stage in discussing how changing population age structures shape the development trajectories in many countries.

Journal of the Economics of Aging, vol. 5, April 2015 All articles in this special issue of The Journal of the Economics of Aging are by NTA members.

Policy in Focus, Brasilia, the 16 December 2014: The International Policy Centre for Inclusive Growth of the United Nations Development Programme magazine Policy in Focus, titled "National Transfer Accounts and Generational Flows," examines demographic changes, intergenerational transfers, and their impacts on economic growth in several countries and presents some of the ongoing research using National Transfer Accounts (NTA).

China 2030: Building a Modern, Harmonious and Creative High-Income Society was published in 2012 by the World Bank and the Development Research Center of the State Council, People's Republic of China. Carl Mason and Qiulin Chen from the National Transfer Accounts project prepared projections of China's public and private expenditures on health, pensions, and education to 2050, disaggregated by rural and urban residents. The graph below compares the proportion of China’s GDP spent on health care in 2010 (by age of recipient) to the proportion that is projected to be spent in 2030. It illustrates the sizeable effects that changing demography – both population aging and rural to urban migration – can have on social programs. As the graph illustrates, spending on health care in China is projected to rise to 8.1 percent of GDP in 2030 from 5.2 percent in 2010. NTA calculations also show that “public spending on pensions as a share of GDP could double and public spending on health increase by over 50 percent simply as a result of demographic trends”. The report emphasizes the need to reduce some elements of public spending while expanding revenue sources to accommodate these social obligations.

For full report: China 2030 Report.

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