Published NTA Papers Public


Narayana, M.R. (2018). Organizing old age pensions for India’s unorganized workers: A case study of a sector-driven approach. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing.

Abstract: About 88 percent of India’s total labor force is composed of informal (officially labeled “unorganized”) workers. As many as 388 million such workers lack old-age income security by way of a pension system. The Atal Pension Yojana (APY) is the latest contributory, national-level old-age pension scheme for unorganized workers, with an entry age of 18–40 years. In other words, all current unorganized workers above the age of 40 are excluded. How could a national pension system viably guarantee equal pension benefits to all current unorganized workers? This paper considers how such a system might work by offering a case study of a non-contributory pension scheme for building and other construction workers in Karnataka State, India. The results indicate that this state-level pension scheme, fully funded by sector-specific receipts, is financially viable and sustainable with high levels of coverage and adequacy. Additional analyses outline the scenarios under which pension benefits could be extended to all informal workers in the sector studied.


Temple, Jeromey B., Peter F. McDonald, and James Mahmud Rice (2017). Net assets available at age of death in Australia: An extension of the National Transfer Accounts methodology. Population Review. 56(2):78-101. Temple_McDonald_Rice_NetAssets_2017

Abstract: Population ageing through much of the developed world presents the opportunity for a massive transfer of wealth across generations. One important and understudied intergenerational transfer in Australia occurs at or near death through inheritance or inter vivo transfers. In Australia, the number of deaths is projected to increase 13% in 10 years and 95% by mid-century. With this significant change on the horizon, little academic interest has focused on the value of assets at age of death in Australia. In this report, we utilise the National Transfer Account (NTA) methodology to examine the per capita and aggregate (i.e., economy wide) value of net assets available at age of death in Australia for the years 2003–04 and 2009–10. We take a substantial step in the development of a wealth transfer account within the National Transfer Account methodology by providing a procedure to estimate economy wide levels of assets and liabilities. We show that the assets available at age of death in Australia are very significant: between 60 and 70 billion Australian dollars in 2003–04 and 2009–10. The majority of the asset value was tied up in property, with about three quarters of total average assets held in property by those dying at ages 65 and over. Using simulations, we also illustrate, that relative to the past, assets are now transferred much later in life because of the extended delay of death. We conclude with a discussion about government policies that target elder abuse, and policies that constrain desired familial transfers.

Temple, Jeromey B., James Mahmud Rice, and Peter F. McDonald (2017). Mature age labour force participation and the life cycle deficit in Australia: 1981-82 to 2009-10. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing. 10: 21-33. Temple_Rice_McDonald_MatureAge_2017

Abstract: With inexorable population ageing, successive Australian governments have sought to implement policies, on both the production and consumption side, that place a greater onus on older citizens to be financially self-sufficient as a means of offsetting costs due to ageing. Over the previous 30 years, a time of considerable labour market growth and policy change, mature age labour force participation increased significantly in Australia. In this paper, we utilise the National Transfer Accounts methodology to examine the impact that the increases in mature age labour force participation have had on the Life Cycle Deficit – the difference between what age groups consume and what they produce through their own labour. We expected and found that the age entering the life cycle deficit is strongly influenced by changing patterns of mature age labour force participation. Both cross-sectional and cohort analyses show that over this 30 year time horizon, the ages at which the life cycle deficit moves from positive to negative territory and vice versa have gradually increased over time. The growth in mature age labour force participation since the turn of this century has led to large increases in mature age labour income, the most important effect of which appears to have been a substantial increase in private saving by mature age Australians. Implications of a recent slowing in mature age labour force participation in Australia are discussed.

Rice, James M., Jeromey B. Temple, and Peter F. McDonald (2017). Private and public consumption across generations in Australia. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 36(4): 279-285. Rice_Temple_McDonald_PrivatePublicC_2017

Abstract: Australian NTA estimates of consumption were used to investigate disparities in consumption between people of different ages and generations in Australia between 1981–1982 and 2009–2010. There is a clear patterning of consumption by age, with the distribution by age of consumption funded by the private sector being very different to that of consumption funded by the public sector. Australians have achieved notable equality in total consumption among people between the ages of 20 and 75 years. Substantial disparities exist, however, between different generations, with earlier generations experiencing lower levels of total consumption in real terms at particular ages than later generations. An accurate picture of intergenerational equity in consumption requires consideration of both cohorts and cross sections, as well as consumption funded by both the public and the private sectors.

Temple, Jeromey B., James M. Rice, and Peter F. McDonald (2017). Ageing and the economic life cycle: The National Transfer Accounts approach. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 36(4): 271-278. Temple_Rice_McDonald_Ageing_2017

Abstract: The objective of this study was to illustrate the use of National Transfer Accounts (NTA) for understanding ageing and the economic life cycle in Australia. The NTA methodology wa applied utilising a range of unit record, demographic and administrative data sets from 1981 to 2010. During early and later life, total consumption (public and private) is greater than labour income. On a time series and cohort basis, we show that each successive generation has improved their level of well-being (as measured by consumption) relative to the previous years or previous cohorts from 1981 to 1982 onwards. We also show a substantial increase in labour income earned by mature age workers over this period. International comparisons show Australia to have consumption and labour income age profiles very similar to those of Canada but dissimilar to many other countries, driven by differences in demographic and policy settings. The NTA approach provides a powerful framework to track differences in the economic life cycle across age groups, across time, across cohorts, and across countries.

d'Albis, Hippolyte, and Ikpidi Badji (2017). Intergenerational inequalities in standards of living in France. Economie et Statistique/Economics and Statistics. 491-492:71-92. Albis_Badji_2017

Abstract: In this article, the effects of age (or lifecycle) and generation on the standard of living are estimated using a pseudo‑panel developed from the various editions of the French Household Expenditure Survey (Budget de famille ‑ BdF) between 1979 and 2011. The standard of living of households is calculated using the disposable income or the private consumption per consumption unit, including and excluding expenditure on housing and imputed rent. Using the identification strategy developed by Deaton and Paxson (1994) for Age‑Period‑Cohort (APC) models produces two main results. Firstly, the standard of living increases significantly with age from 25 to 64 years old. For example, consumption is 35% greater for 50‑54 year olds than for 25‑29 year olds. From 65 years old, changes depend on the living standard indicator considered. Furthermore, the standard of living of the baby boom generations is higher than generations born before the Second World War, but lower than or equal to the generations that follow. For example, the consumption of the cohort born in 1946 is 40% higher than the cohort born in 1926, but 20% lower than the cohort born in 1976. Considering all cohorts born between 1901 and 1979, no generation has been less fortunate than its ancestors. Discussion of these results demonstrates their robustness, particularly with regard to the results of other identification strategies, including the Age‑Period‑Cohort‑Detrended (APCD) method, which removes the linear trend from variables, and an original strategy, the Life Expectancy‑Period‑Cohort method (LEPC) which replaces the age variable with the life expectancy at each age. It shows the significance of economic growth in increasing the standard of living of generations and confirms that no generation has consumed less than the generations preceding it.

d'Albis, Hippolyte, and Ikpidi Badji (2017). Les inégalités de niveaux de vie entre les générations en France. Economie et Statistique/Economics and Statistics. 491-492:77-99 plus on-line appendices. Albis_Badji_2017b

Abstract: Dans cet article, les effets de l’âge (ou du cycle de vie) et de génération sur le niveau de vie sont estimés à partir d’un pseudo‑panel construit avec les différentes éditions de l’enquête Budget de famille entre 1979 et 2011. Le niveau de vie des ménages est apprécié avec le revenu disponible ou la consommation privée par unité de consommation, en isolant ou non les dépenses de logement et les loyers implicites. En s’appuyant sur la stratégie d’identification développée par Deaton et Paxson (1994) pour les modèles âge‑période‑cohorte (APC), deux principaux résultats sont mis en évidence. Tout d’abord, le niveau de vie augmente fortement avec l’âge, de 25 à 64 ans. Par exemple, la consommation des 50‑54 ans est supérieure de 35 % à celle des 25‑29 ans. À partir de 65 ans, l’évolution dépend de l’indicateur de niveau de vie considéré. Par ailleurs, le niveau de vie des générations du baby‑boom est supérieur à celui des générations nées avant‑guerre mais inférieur ou égal à celui des générations qui les suivent. Par exemple, la consommation de la cohorte née en 1946 est de 40 % supérieure à celle de la cohort née en 1926 mais de 20 % inférieure à celle de la cohorte née en 1976. Si l’on prend l’ensemble des cohortes nées entre 1901 et 1979, aucune génération n’a été désavantagée par rapport à ses aînées. La discussion de ces résultats, notamment au regard de ceux issus d’autres strategies d’identification ‒ la méthode âge‑période‑cohorte‑détendancialisé (APCD) qui retire une tendance linéaire aux variables et une stratégie originale, la méthode espérance de vie‑période‑cohorte (EPC) qui remplace la variable d’âge par l’espérance de vie à chaque âge – souligne leur robustesse. Elle révèle l’importance de la croissance économique dans l’élévation du niveau de vie des générations et confirme qu’aucune génération n’a eu une consommation inférieure à celle des générations qui l’ont précédé.

d'Albis, Hippolyte, Carole Bonnet, Julien Navaux, Jacques Pelletan, et Francois-Charles Wolff (2017). Le déficit de cycle de vie en France: Une évaluation pour la période 1979-2011. Economie et Statistique/Economics and Statistics. 491-492:51-75 with online appendices. Albis_etal_2017b

Abstract: Les Comptes de transferts nationaux mesurent la manière dont les individus produisent, consomment, épargnent et partagent les ressources à chaque âge. Ils permettent d’identifier les périodes pendant lesquelles la consommation privée et publique (éducation, santé, …) n’est pas financée par les revenus du travail, avant d’identifier les transferts entre les âges qui permettent de la financer. Cet article présente les profils individuels de consommation et de revenus du travail par âge pour la France, établis à partir de cette méthode et leur évolution entre 1979 et 2011. Les profils sont aussi calculés au niveau agrégé, soulignant l’importance des évolutions des structures démographiques. On reconstitue également des trajectoires partielles de cohortes, donnant ainsi une lecture générationnelle des évolutions. En 2011, la consommation des plus âgés est plus élevée que celle des jeunes, ce qui n’était pas le cas en 1979. La hausse de la consommation à chaque âge, observée de génération en génération, s’est ralentie à partir de la cohorte née en 1950. L’éventail des âges auxquels les revenus du travail sont perçus s’est réduit, tandis que l’âge auquel le revenu du travail atteint son niveau le plus élevé se déplaçait de 36 à 46 ans au fil des années. La progression des revenus du travail à chaque âge, très visible des générations 1930 à 1950, semble s’être momentanément interrompue entre les générations 1950 et 1960, du moins en début de vie active. Elle reprend à partir des générations 1970, mais de manière moins prononcée. En 2011, les âges auxquels la consommation excède les revenus du travail, ce qui correspond à un déficit, s’étendent de 0 à 24 ans et de 59 à 82 ans. Avec la hausse de l’espérance de vie en France, le nombre d’années en situation de déficit aux âges élevés a considérablement augmenté, de 14 à 24 années entre 1979 et 2011. Enfin, les profils de revenus du travail et de consommation pour la France sont très similaires à ceux des pays européens.

d'Albis, Hippolyte, Carole Bonnet, Julien Navaux, Jacques Pelletan, and Francois-Charles Wolff (2017). Lifecycle deficit in France: An assessment for the period 1979-2011. Economie et Statistique/Economics and Statistics. 491-492:47-70. Albis_etal_2017

Abstract: National Transfer Accounts (NTA) measure the way in which individuals produce, consume, save, and share resources at each age. They make it possible to identify the periods for which private and public consumption (education, healthcare, etc.) are not funded by labour income, before identifying the transfers between the ages that enable such consumption to be funded. This article presents individual age profiles of consumption and labour income in France, as established using that method, and how they changed from 1979 to 2011. The profiles are also calculated at aggregate age level, highlighting the importance of changes in the demographic structures over time. We also reconstruct partial cohort trajectories, thereby providing a generational reading of the changes. In 2011, consumption by old people was higher than consumption by young people, which was not the case in 1979. The rise in consumption at each age, observed generation on generation, slowed down as from the cohort born in 1950. The range of ages at which labour incomes are received has narrowed, while the age at which labour income reaches its highest level has shifted from 36 to 46 over the years. The increase in labour incomes, observed at each age in the generations from 1930 to 1950, seems to have been interrupted momentarily between the 1950 and 1960 generations, at least at the beginning of working life. It resumed in the generations from 1970 onwards, but to a less pronounced extent. In 2011, the ages at which consumption exceeded labour income, corresponding to a deficit, ran from 0 to 24 and from 59 to 82. With the rise in life expectancy in France, the number of years in a deficit situation at high ages has increased considerably, going from 14 to 24 years between 1979 and 2011. Finally, the labour income and consumption profiles for France are very similar to those of the other European countries.

Dramani, Latif, and Oga, Idossou Jean-Bapiste (2017). Understanding Demographic Dividends in Africa: the NTA approach. Journal of Demographic Economics. doi:10.1017/dem.2016.30.

Ladusingh, Laishram, and Barsharani Maharana (2017). How sustainable is the familial support of elderly in Asia? Journal of Population Ageing. DOI 10.1007/s12062-017-9192-4.

Lee, Ronald, and Andrew Mason (2017). Cost of Aging. Finance & Development [quarterly publication of the International Monetary Fund]. 54(1).

Loichinger, Elke, Bernhard Hammer, Alexia Prskawetz, Michael Freiberger, and Joze Sambt (2017). Quantifying economic dependency. European Journal of Population. 33(3): 351-80.

Abstract: This paper compares several types of economic dependency ratios for a selection of European countries, taking into account not only the demographic structure of the population, but also differences in age-specific economic behavior such as labor market activity, income, and consumption, as well as age-specific public transfers. In selected simulations where we combine patterns of age-specific economic behavior and transfers with population projections, we show that in all countries population ageing would lead to a pronounced increase in dependency ratios if present age-specific patterns were not to change. Cross-country differences in economic dependency are driven by differences in age-specific economic behavior and in the age composition of the populations. The choice of which dependency ratio to use in a specific policy context is determined by the nature of the question to be answered. The comparison of various dependency ratios across countries gives insights into which strategies might effectively mitigate the expected increase in economic dependency due to demographic change.

Mason, Andrew, Ronald Lee, Michael Abrigo, and Sang-Hyop Lee (2017). Support Ratios and Demographic Dividends: Estimates for the World. Technical Paper No. 2017/1. New York: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division. UN Technical Papers

Abstract: New estimates of demographic dividends for 166 countries around the world are now available. The estimates were constructed in cooperation with the United Nations Population Division in conjunction with the 50th United Nations Commission on Population and Development. More information including downloadable data is available here: Dividend Data

Mason, Carl N., and Timothy Miller (2017). International projections of age-specific healthcare consumption: 2015–2060. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing. April 21, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.jeoa.2017.04.003.

Abstract: We construct a demographically informed model of age specific healthcare consumption for 36 countries of widely varying income and wealth, in the National Transfer Accounts project. We project healthcare consumption to 2060 using a modified Lee-Carter technique. In our modification, GDP per capita plays the role of time in explaining changes in the age-pattern of health consumption as countries become wealthier. We find that rising wealth mainly affects health consumption at older ages. The main advantage of the model is its simplicity and its reduced reliance on expert judgment about future trends. Unlike many health projections, we find that population aging is an important driver of future health consumption. Our model predicts rapid increases in healthcare consumption during the rapid phase of population aging but more modest increases thereafter once the great transformation to aged societies is complete.

Narayana, M.R. (2017). Analysing the economic effects of age structure transition: Towards a new methodology. In Knowing the Social World: Challenges and Responses, edited by N. Jayaram. Hyderabad: Orient Blackswan, pp.39-63.

Abstract: This chapter explores the relevance and applicability of NTA methodology for India. Relevance is explored in the context of India’s economic and social structure. Applicability is explored by data requirements, challenges and limitations. In this context, the chapter focuses on research processes, which eventually convert the data challenges into fresh research opportunities and derive newer professional results and policy implications on economic effects of India’s age structure transition. In particular, two applications are analysed to provide evidence for usefulness of NTA: (a) calculation of economic lifecycle deficit/surplus across age groups by young, youth, working and elderly; and (b) estimation of growth effects of age structure transition through demographic dividends. However, research on India’s NTA is evolving and the results in this chapter have a great scope for improvements in future.

Narayana, M.R. (2017). Universal social pension for elderly individuals in India: Public expenditure requirements and fiscal sustainability. Indian Growth and Development Review. 10(2):89-116.

Abstract: Public expenditure requirements for the universal social pension scheme (USPS) scenarios are remarkably higher than current expenditure on the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS). Short-term analyses offer economic justifications for an increase in pension benefits either by a single adjustment factor or combined adjustment factors. Long-term analyses show that the IGNOAPS and proposed USPS scenarios are fiscally sustainable but sensitive to five parameters (productivity growth, inflation rate, discount rate, income elasticity public pension expenditure and income elasticity of health expenditure).

Vargha, Lili, Robert Ivan Gal, and Michele O. Crosby-Nagy (2017). Household production and consumption over the life cycle: National Time Transfer Accounts in 14 European countries]. Demographic Research. 36(32): 905-44. [Available online]


D'Albis, Hippolyte, Carole Bonnet, Julien Navaux, Jacques Pelletan, and Anne Solaz (2016). Travail rémunéré et travail domestique: Une évaluation monétaire de la contribution des femmes et des hommes à l'activité économique depuis 30 ans. Revue de l'OFCE. 149:101-130. Albis_etal_2016

Abstract: À l’aide des Comptes de transferts nationaux, cet article quantifie les évolutions par âge et par sexe de la production domestique et des revenus du travail rémunéré en France sur la période 1985-2010. Il montre que si la participation plus importante des femmes au marché du travail a permis d'accroître leur contribution dans les revenus du travail rémunéré, leur contribution à la « production globale », définie comme la somme des revenus du travail rémunéré et de la production domestique « monétisée » au salaire minimum, a peu augmenté sur la période (passant de 43 % à 46 % entre 1985 et 2010 pour les femmes de 25 à 55 ans). Cette stabilité s'explique par les évolutions relatives des temps de travail rémunéré et domestique des femmes et des hommes. Les heures annuelles sur le marché du travail ont baissé pour les deux sexes, mais cette tendance à la baisse a été en partie compensée pour les femmes par une participation accrue. Parallèlement, ces dernières se sont massivement désengagées de la sphère domestique, les hommes n'ayant modifié que marginalement leur implication domestique. Le temps de travail total des femmes a ainsi plus baissé que celui des hommes tout en lui demeurant supérieur. Néanmoins, une heure de production domestique étant par hypothèse moins « valorisée » qu'une heure de travail rémunéré, ces évolutions n'ont finalement pas modifié la contribution des femmes à la « production globale.

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

Dramani, Latif (2016). ''Economie générationnelle et dividende démographique: Théorie et applications au Senegal.'' Paris: L'Harmattan. Tome 2.

Editor's note: La théorie de l’économie intergénérationnelle, en réunissant plusieurs disciplines, permet de comprendre l’impact sur l’économie des questions démographiques (fécondité, vieillissement, etc.) et sociologiques (éducation, travail, etc.). Dans cet ouvrage, l’auteur s’attache à poser le diagnostic des dynamiques de pauvreté au Sénégal ainsi que celui de la situation de l’emploi, de la santé ou de l'éducation.

Georges, Patrick, and Aylin Seçkin (2016). From pro-natalist rhetoric to population policies in Turkey? An OLG general equilibrium analysis. Economic Modelling. 56:79-93. Available online

Abstract: We build an overlapping generation (OLG) general equilibrium model of Turkey with survival rates and endogenous labour supply to simulate the economic, fiscal, welfare, and intergenerational redistribution impacts of the medium and high fertility demographic scenarios projected by the United Nations. We assume that the high fertility variant is a realistic demographic proxy for pro-natalist policies in Turkey. Our results show that on a purely economic basis, a higher fertility scenario in Turkey appears open to criticisms as it cannot offset the social security pressures of ageing, and it also involves intergenerational welfare redistributions so that current young adults are unlikely to endorse natalist rhetoric and policies.

Jiménez-Fontana, Pamela. (2016) Retos para materializar el dividendo de género: patrones de uso de tiempo en Costa Rica. Revista Población y Salud en Mesoamérica. Available online.

Khondker, B.H. and M.M. Rahman (2016). Will Bangladesh miss out on first demographic dividend? in S. Raihan (ed.), SANEM Thinking Aloud. 2(8): 2.

First paragraph: Bangladesh has entered the window of population dividend opportunities from 1991 onward as the dependency ratio decreased. However, the expressed time of the window of opportunities is not bolstered by observational confirmation. The absence of certain proof on the period and extent of the demographic dividend is a gap policymakers must address when setting needs for human resource and capital investment to gather the economic advantages of the demographic move. Applying the methodology of National Transfer Accounts (NTA), this study is an endeavor to provide some observational evidence so as to evaluate the demographic benefit for Bangladesh and to explore the conditions to appreciate it.

Lee, Ronald (2016). Macroeconomics, aging and growth. In Handbook of the Economics of Population Ageing, edited by John Piggott and Alan Woodland. Elsevier, pp.59-118. [Prepublication version is NBER Working Paper w22310, June, 2016.]

Lee, Ronald, and Andrew Mason (2016). Conséquences macroéconomiques du vieillissement de la population. Revue D’economie Financiere. 122(Special Issue on Finance and Demography, edited by Hippolyte d'Albis): 83-101.

Lee, Sang-Hyop, and Q. Chen (2016). The economic impact of demographic change in China and India. In Policy Challenges from Demographic Change in China and India, edited by K. Eggleston. Stanford: Stanford University, pp. 11-31.

Lee, Sang-Hyop, Naohiro Ogawa, and R. Matsukura (2016). Japan’s pension reform, labor market responses and demographic dividend. Journal of the Economics of Ageing. 8:67-75.

Mason, Andrew, Ronald Lee, and Jennifer Xue Jiang (2016). Demographic dividends, human capital, and saving. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing. 7:106-22. Available online.

Abstract: This article provides new evidence on the development effects of changes in population age structure and human and physical capital by developing and employing a more comprehensive model of demographic dividends. In addition, we extend earlier analysis about the quantity-quality tradeoff using newly available NTA data for 39 countries. The analysis provides estimates of the first and second demographic dividends and how they are affected by the speed of fertility decline. The timing of the effects is documented, and the relative importance of investment in physical and human capital is assessed.

Narayana, Muttur Ranganathan (2016). India's proposed universal health coverage policy: Evidence for age structure transition effect and fiscal sustainability. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. Published online 19 August 2016

Rentería, Elisenda, Rosario Scandurra, Guadalupe Souto, and Concepció Patxot (2016). Intergenerational money and time transfers by gender in Spain: Who are the actual dependants? Demographic Research. 34:689-704. Available online.

Abstract: The analysis of intergenerational transfers can shed light on the interaction between population age structure and welfare. A thorough examination of this issue in Spain, including consideration of both monetary (market) and time (non-market) transfers, shows higher labor income for men with respect to women throughout the age profile. Nevertheless, women spend more hours in total (market and non-market activities) than men. This division drives an asymmetry in private transfers. While men are net donors of money to other age groups during their working life, women are net donors of time to other household members (mainly children and their partners) over their lives. The results suggest that the public sector in Spain should reinforce policies that take into account women’s contribution to the welfare of other population groups and call for policies that reconcile professional and family obligations.

Sambt, Jože, Gretchen Donehower, and Miroslav Verbič (2016). Incorporating household production into the National Transfer Accounts for Slovenia. Post-Communist Economies. 28(2): 249-67. Available online.

Abstract: The National Transfer Accounts (NTA) have recently been developed to measure economic flows across age groups. In this article, we extend the NTA for Slovenia by including the value of unpaid household production. Based on time-use data, we discover that people in Slovenia spent even more time on household production than on paid work, which emphasizes the necessity of including household production in the NTA analysis. We find that there are large net transfers of household production flowing from adults to children, and to a lesser extent to the elderly. Females provide much more unpaid production and total productive work than males. In addition, they face a much more intensive ‘rush hour of life’ than males. We expect that similar patterns may be found in other post-communist countries where equalizing labor force participation by gender was central to the communist agenda, but where no similar efforts were undertaken to equalize household work burdens.


D'Albis, Hippolyte, and Dalal Moosa (2015). Generational economics and the National Transfer Accounts. Journal of Demographic Economics. 81:409-441. Albis_Moosa_2015

Abstract: This article provides a comprehensive picture of the National Transfer Accounts (NTA), a project that aims at measuring how people produce, consume, save, and share economic resources at every age. It stands today with a unique dataset that includes 47 countries from around the world, permitting a comparative understanding of economic flows within and between generations and over time.

d’Albis, Hippolyte, Carole Bonnet, Julien Navaux, Jacques Pelletan, Hector Toubon, and François-Charles Wolff (2015). The lifecycle deficit in France, 1979–2005. Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Special Issue on Exploring the Generational Economy: 79-85. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.001.

Abstract: We use the National Transfer Accounts methodology to calculate the lifecycle deficit in France for the years 1979–2005. During this period, consumption profiles were roughly constant over age, while labor income profiles shifted to higher ages. The share of the aggregate lifecycle deficit in GDP rose sharply in the 1980s due to an increase in the mean age of the population. In contrast, the per capita shares of the lifecycle deficit attributed to the population under 20 and over 60 varied little during this period, even though the relative weights of these two age-segments has shifted continuously in favor of the latter.

Gál, Róbert I., Endre Szabó, and Lili Vargha (2015). The age-profile of invisible transfers: The true size of asymmetry in inter-age reallocations. Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Special Issue on Exploring the Generational Economy: 98-104. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.001.

Hammer, Bernhard, Alexia Prskawetz, and Inga Freund (2015). Production activities and economic dependency by age and gender in Europe: A cross-country comparison. Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Special Issue on Exploring the Generational Economy: 86-97. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.001.

Jiménez-Fontana, Pamela (2015). Analysis of non-remunerated production in Costa Rica. The Journal of Economics of Aging. 5:45-53. Special Issue on Exploring the Generational Economy. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.001. Available online.

Lai, Nicole Mun Sim, and An-Chi Tung (2015). Who supports the elderly? The changing economic lifecycle reallocation in Taiwan, 1985 and 2005. Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Special Issue on Exploring the Generational Economy: 63-68. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.001.

Lee, Ronald Lee (2015). How population aging affects the macroeconomy. In Revaluating Labor Market Dynamics [a symposium sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City at Jackson Hole, Wyoming]. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, pp.261-83.

Lee, Ronald (2015). Population aging and the changing economic life cycle: A global perspective.” In Challenges of Aging: Retirement, Pensions, and Intergenerational Justice, edited by Cornelius Torp. Palgrave.

Lee, Sang-Hyop, and Andrew Mason (2015). Are current tax and spending regimes sustainable in developing Asia? In Fiscal Policy, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth in Asia, edited by D. Park, S-H Lee, and M. Lee. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 202-34.

Mejía-Guevara, Iván (2015). Economic inequality and intergenerational transfers: Evidence from Mexico. Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Special Issue on Exploring the Generational Economy: 23-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.001.

Narayana, M.R. (2015). Age structure transition, population ageing and economic growth: New evidence and implications for India. Chapter 5 in K.V. Ramaswamy (ed.), Labour, employment and economic growth in India. Cambridge University Press (New Delhi): pp.127-152.

Narayana, M.R. (2015) Public Expenditure Requirements and Financing Options for a National Level Universal Old Age Pension Scheme in India. BKPAI Working Paper Series II: No.6, December. New Delhi: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).

Oosthuizen, Morné J. (2015). Bonus or mirage? South Africa’s demographic dividend. Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Special Issue on Exploring the Generational Economy: 14-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.001.

Patxot, Concepció, Ronald Lee, Andrew Mason (2015). Introduction. Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Special Issue on Exploring the Generational Economy: 1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.001.

Patxot, Concepció, Elisenda Rentería, and Guadalupe Souto (2015). Can we keep the pre-crisis living standards? An analysis based on NTA profiles in Spain. Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Special Issue on Exploring the Generational Economy: 54-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.001.

Racelis, Rachel H., Michael R.M. Abrigo, and J.M. Ian Salas (2015). Financing consumption over the lifecycle and overseas workers’ remittances: Findings from the 1999 and 2007 Philippine National Transfer Accounts. Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Special Issue on Exploring the Generational Economy: 69-78. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.001.

Shen, K., and Sang-Hyop Lee (2015). “Benefit incidence of public transfers: Evidences from China. In Fiscal Policy, Inequality, and Inclusive Growth in Asia, edited by D. Park, S-H Lee, and M. Lee. Oxford: Routledge, pp. 136-66.

Vogt, Tobias C., and Fanny A. Kluge (2015). Can public spending reduce mortality disparities? Findings from East Germany after reunification. Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Special Issue on Exploring the Generational Economy: 7-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.001.

Zannella, Marina (2015). Reallocation of resources between generations and genders in the market and non-market economy. The case of Italy Journal of the Economics of Ageing. Special Issue on Exploring the Generational Economy: 33-44. DOI: 10.1016/j.jeoa.2015.04.001.


Lee, Ronald (2014). Comment on Yong Cai, Feng Wang, Ding Li, Xiwei Wu, Ke Shen “China's Age of Abundance: When Might it Run Out.” The Journal of the Economics of Ageing. DOI 10.1016/j.jeoa.2014.10.004.

Lee, Ronald, and Andrew Mason (2014). National Transfer Accounts: An overview. Policy in Focus. 30(December, Special Issue on National Transfer Accounts and Generational Flows) 4-5.

Lee, Ronald, Andrew Mason, and members of the NTA network (2014). Is low fertility really a problem? Population aging, dependency, and consumption. Science Oct. 10 346(6206): 229-34. Full text and supplementary material.

Abstract: Longer lives and fertility far below the replacement level of 2.1 births per woman are leading to rapid population aging in many countries. Many observers are concerned that aging will adversely affect public finances and standards of living. Analysis of newly available National Transfer Accounts data for 40 countries shows that fertility well above replacement would typically be most beneficial for government budgets. However, fertility near replacement would be most beneficial for standards of living when the analysis includes the effects of age structure on families as well as governments. And fertility below replacement would maximize per capita consumption when the cost of providing capital for a growing labor force is taken into account. While low fertility will indeed challenge government programs and very low fertility undermines living standards, we find that moderately low fertility and population decline favor the broader material standard of living.

Lee, Sang-Hyop, and Q. Chen (2014). The economic support system and changing age structure in China. In Analyzing China's Population, edited by B. Gu and I. Attane. Berlin: Springer. pp. 255-69.

Narayana, M.R. (2014). India's Age Structure Transition, Sectoral Labor Productivities, and Economic Growth: Evidence and Implications Based on National Transfer Accounts. Population Research and Policy Review, published online: 11 September 2014.

Narayana, M.R. (2014). Impact of population ageing on sustainability of India's current fiscal policies: A Generational Accounting approach. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing, published online: 6 January 2014. ##

Ogawa, Naohiro, Andrew Mason, et al. (2014). Very low fertility and the high costs of children and the elderly in East Asia. In N. Ogawa and I. H. Shah, eds. Low fertility and reproductive health in East Asia. New York: Springer 31-58.

Olivera Angulo, Javier (2014). El déficit del ciclo de vida en el Perú. Una estimación basada en el sistema de cuentas nacionales de transferencias. [The Life-Cycle Deficit in Peru: An Estimation with NTA] Notas de Población 98(July): 75-102. Available online.

Tovar, J. & Urdinola, B.P. (2014).“Inequality in National Inter-Generational Transfers:Evidence from Colombia”. International Advances in Economic Research, vol.20, #2, pp-167-187.DOI:10.1007/s11294-013-9455-7.


Bravo, Jorge, Nicole Mun Sim Lai, Gretchen Donehower and Ivan Mejia-Guevara (2013). Ageing and Retirement Security: United States of America, Mexico and Mexican American. Technical Paper No. 2103/5, Population Division, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, 2013.

Ladusingh, Laishram (2013). Financing young and elderly dependents: The case of Indian public policy. Asia Pacific Development Journal. 20(1): 121-43.

Abstract: n this paper the author explores the monetary benefits of young and elderly dependents under the public policy that introduced age into the National Accounts of India, the framework of the National Transfer Accounts. The results of the study indicate that the net monetary gain of young dependents is more than seven times higher than that of elderly dependents. It is suggested that there is a need to reorient the country’s fiscal policy in order to meet the demand for sustainable social security in the face of impending population ageing in the decades ahead. A desirable policy strategy would be to convert all social assistance programmes into a single long-term national social security programme, the scope of which would encompass various aspects of intergenerational equity, raise the level of entitlement to match actual need and make national social security a universal programme.

Ladusingh, Laishram (2013). Gender accounting of consumption and life-cycle deficit for India. Asia Pacific Population Journal. 28(2): 27-49.

Abstract: In the present paper, labour income, consumption and the life-cycle deficit (LCD) by gender for India is considered. From the individual’s perspective, private and public consumption for education, health and other goods and services has been taken into account. For either sex, the share of public consumption is about 17 per cent of the total consumption for health, education and others. Throughout the life cycle, the per capita annual labour income of a woman is lower than that of a man; even at the peak age of earning, it is only about one-sixth of a man’s per capita labour income at the corresponding age. Though a male consumes more for health, education and other goods and services, the gender gap is not as wide as that of income from labour. At the per capita level, a male experiences a monetary surplus during the working age range of 20 to 64 years and faces a life-cycle deficit only before entering the labour market and during old age, but a female must deal with a life-cycle deficit all through the life cycle.

Mason, Andrew and Ronald Lee (2013). Labor and consumption across the lifecycle. The Journal of the Economics of Ageing. 1-2: 16-27.

Mason, Andrew, and Sang-Hyop Lee (2013). Youth and their changing economic roles in Asia. Asia-Pacific Population Journal. 27(1): 61-82.

Zagheni, Emilio and Marina Zannella 92013). The life cycle dimension of time transfers in Europe. Demographic Research, 29(937-948), published online: 5 November 2013. DOI: 10.4054/DemRes.2013.29.35.


Dramani, Latif and Fahd Ndiaye (2012). Estimating the First Demographic Dividend in Senegal: The National Transfers Account Approach. British Journal of Economics, Management & Trade. 2(2): 39-59, 2012.

Ladusingh, Laishram (2012). Lifecycle Deficit, Intergenerational Public and Familial Support System in India. Asian Population Studies, DOI:10.1080/17441730.2012.714671. Published online: 7 August 2012.

Lee, Ronald, and Andrew Mason (2012). Population aging, intergenerational transfers, and economic growth: Asia in a global context. In Aging in Asia: Findings from new and emerging data initiatives, edited by J.P. Smith and M. Majmundar. Committee on Policy Research and Data Needs to Meet the Challenge of Aging in Asia. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press Available online.

Lee, Sang-Hyop, and Andrew Mason (2012). Economic lifecycle and support system in Asia. In Aging, Economic Growth, and Old-Age Security in Asia, edited by Donghyun Park, Sang-Hyop Lee, and Andrew Mason. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 130-60.

Lee, Sang-Hyop, Andrew Mason, and Donghyun Park (2012). Why does population aging matterso much for Asia? In Aging, Economic Growth, and Old-Age Security in Asia, edited by Donghyun Park, Sang-Hyop Lee, and Andrew Mason. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 1-31.

Mason, Andrew, and Sang-Hyop Lee (2012). Population, wealth, and economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region. In Donghyun Park, Sang-Hyop Lee, and Andrew Mason, eds. Aging, economic growth, and old-age security in Asia. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Narayana, M.R. (2012). Impact of Population Ageing on India's Public Finance. Asian Population Studies, DOI:10.1080/17441730.2012.714670, published online: 13 August 2012.

Obstfeld, M., D. Cho, and Andrew Mason, eds. (2012). Global economic crisis: Impacts, transmission, and recovery. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Ogawa, Naohiro, Sang-Hyop Lee, R. Matsukura, A-C Tung, and M.S. Lai (2012). Population aging, economic growth and intergenerational transfers in Japan: How dire are the prospects? In Aging, economic growth, and old-age security in Asia, edited by Donghyun Park, Sang-Hyop Lee, and Andrew Mason. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, pp. 231-76.

Olaniyan, Olanrewaju, Adedoyin Soyibo, Akanni Olayinka Lawanson (2012). Demographic transition, demographic dividend and economic growth in Nigeria. African Population Studies. 26(2)(Nov).

Patxot, Concepció, Elisenda Rentería, Miguel Sánchez Romero and Guadalupe Souto (2012). Measuring the balance of government intervention on forward and backward family transfers using NTA estimates: The modified Lee Arrows. International Tax and Public Finance, v. 19 n. 3, 442-461.

Rosero-Bixby, L. and Jiménez-Fontana, P. Retos y Oportunidades del Cambio Demográfico para la Política fiscal. Universidad de Costa Rica. Available online.

Sánchez Romero, Miguel, Concepció Patxot, Elisenda Rentería and Guadalupe Souto (2012). On the effects of Public and Private Transfers on Capital Accumulation: Some Lessons from NTA Aggregates. Journal of Population Economics. Published online, 30 May 2012. Available online.

Soyibo, Adedoyin, Germano Mwabu, Olanrewaju Olaniyan and Moses Muriithi (2012). Comparative analysis of economic lifecycle deficits in Kenya and Nigeria: Some estimation results. African Statistical Journal 15(August).


Lai, Mun Sim (2011). When having many children pays: A case study from Taiwan. Journal of Population Economics. Berlin: Springer.

Lee, Ronald and Andrew Mason (2011). Generational Economics in a Changing World. Population and Development Review 37(Supplement): 115-42.

Lee, Ronald, and Andrew Mason (2011). Lifecycles, support systems, and generational flows: Patterns and change. In Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason, lead authors and editors. Population aging and the generational economy: A global perspective. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp. 79-108.

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

Lee, Ronald and Andrew Mason (2011). The price of maturity. Finance and Development, 48(1).

Lee, Sang-Hyop and Andrew Mason (2011). "International Migration, Population Age Structure and Economic Growth in Asia." Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 20(2): 195-213.

Narayana, M.R. (2011). Lifecycle Deficit and Public Age Reallocations for India's Elderly Population: Evidence and Implications Based on National Transfer Accounts. Journal of Population Ageing, DOI 10.1007/s12062-011-9044-6. Published online, 24 June 2011.

Olaniyan, Olanrewaju, Adedoyin Soyibo and Akanni O. Lawanson (2011). Consumption and income over the lifecycle in Nigeria. African Population Studies. 25:1 (April).

Patxot, Concepció, Elisenda Rentería, Miguel Sánchez Romero, and Guadalupe Souto (2011). Integrated results for GA and NTA for Spain: Some implications for the sustainability of welfare state. Moneda y Crédito., 231:7-52. Madrid: Fundación Banco Santander.


Lee, Ronald, and Andrew Mason (2010). Low fertility, human capital, and macroeconomics. European Journal of Population. 26(2): 159–82.

Lee, Ronald, and Andrew Mason (2010). Some macroeconomic aspects of global population aging. Demography. 47:151-72. Available online.

Mason, Andrew, Ronald Lee and Sang-Hyop Lee (2010). Population dynamics: Social security, markets, and families. International Social Security Review. 63(3/4): 145-75. [French version: Dynamique de la population: sécurité sociale, marches et familles; German version: Bevolkerungsdynamik: Soziale Sicherheit, Märkte und Familien; Spanish version: Din á mica de la población seguridad social, mercados y familias].


Auerbach, Alan J. and Ronald D. Lee (2009). Notional defined contribution pension systems in a stochastic context: Design and stability. In Social security policy in a changing environment, edited by Jeffrey Brown, Jeffrey Liebman and David Wise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Also NBER Working Paper 12805 (January 2, 2007).

Lai, Mun Sim and Meechai Orsuwan (2009). "Examining the impact of Taiwan's cash allowance program on private households." World Development. 7(7): 1250-60.

Lee, Ronald, and Andrew Mason (2009). Fertility, human capital, and economic growth over the demographic transition. European Journal of Population.

Mason, Andrew, Ronald Lee, An-Chi Tung, Mun Sim Lai, and Tim Miller (2009). Population aging and intergenerational transfers: Introducing age into National Income Accounts. In Developments in the economics of aging, edited by David Wise. Chicago: University of Chicago Press for the National Bureau of Economic Research, pp. 89-126. (Read the earlier version [[WP05-01]).

Ogawa, Naohiro, Rikiya Matsukura, and Maliki (2009). Rapid population aging and changing intergenerational transfers in Japan. In International Handbook of Demography of Aging, edited by Peter Uhlenberg, Springer-Verlag.


Bixby, Luis Rosero, and Arodys Robles (2008). Los dividendos demograficos y la economia del ciclo vital en Costa Rica. Papeles de Poblacion. 55:9-34 [in Spanish].

Clark, Robert, Naohiro Ogawa, Sang-Hyop Lee, and Rikya Matsukura (2008). Older workers and national productivity in Japan. Population and Development Review. 34:257–74.

Ladusingh, Laishram, and M.R. Narayana (2008). Population aging and life cyle deficit: The case of India. In Population, Poverty & Health- Analytical Approaches, edited by K.K.Singh, R.C.Yadava and Arvind Pandey. New Delhi: Hindustan Publishing Corporation, pp. 259-76.

Lee, Ronald, Sang-Hyop Lee, and Andrew Mason (2008). Charting the economic lifecycle. In Population aging, human capital accumulation, and productivity growth, edited by A. Prskawetz, D. E. Bloom, and W. Lutz. New York: Population Council, pp. 208-237. [supplement to Population and Development Review]. (Read the earlier version WP05-08). Also NBER Working Paper 12379 (July).

Maliki (2008). Health care and health care facilities demand among the Indonesian elderly. Singapore Economic Review. 53(1).

Mason, Andrew, and Tomoko Kinugasa (2008). East Asian economic development: Two demographic dividends. Journal of Asian Economics. 19(5/6): 389-99.

Mason, Andrew, Sang-Hyop Lee, Ronald Lee, and Chong-Bum An (2008). Aging and social policy: An international perspective. In Social policy at the crossroads: Trends in advanced countries and implications for Korea, edited by Sang-Hyop Lee, Andrew Mason, and Kwang-Eon Sul. Seoul: Korea Development Institute, pp. 191-210.

Miller, Tim (2008). The economic impact of the demographic dividend on social sectors. In Demographic change and its influence on development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Santiago: United Nations, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. Original report in Spanish. English version available.

Ogawa, Naohiro, Rikiya Matsukura, and Maliki (2008). Rapid population aging and changing intergenerational uransfers in Japan. In International handbook of demography of aging, edited by Peter Uhlenberg. Springer-Verlag.

Ogawa, Naohiro, R.D. Retherford, and R. Matsukura (2008). Japan’s declining fertility and policy responses. In Ultra-low fertility in Pacific Asia: Trends, causes and policy dilemma, edited by Gavin Jones. London: Taylor and Francis.

Queiroz, Bernardo L., Cassio Turra, and Elisenda R. Perez (2008). The opportunities we can´t forgo: Economic consequences of demographic changes in Brazil. In ICFAI's Professional Reference Book: The demographic dividend: Economic consequences.

Racelis, Rachel H., John Michael Ian S. Salas, Fe Vida N. Dy Liacco, and Raquel Dolores V. Sabeñano (2008). Philippine National Health Accounts: Estimating individual person health expenditures from household-level data. Philippine Statistician. 57:55-66.

Robinson, Rachel Sullivan, Ronald Lee, and Karen Kramer (2008). Counting women's labor: A reanalysis of children's net production in Mead Cain's Bangladeshi village. Population Studies. 62(1): 25-38.

United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (2008). Demographic change and its influence on development in Latin America and the Caribbean. Report for the 32nd session of ECLAC, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. [Available in English ECLAC2008_English and in Spanish ECLAC2008_Spanish].

Wang Feng, and Andrew Mason (2008). The demographic factor in China’s transition. In China’s great economic transformation, edited by Loren Brandt and Thomas G. Rawski. Cambridge University Press, pp. 136-166.


Clark, Robert L., Naohiro Ogawa, and Rikiya Matsukura (2007). Population aging, changing retirement policies and lifetime earnings profiles in Japan. In Population aging, intergenerational transfers and the macroeconomy, edited by Robert Clark, Naohiro Ogawa, and Andrew Mason. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp. 17-34.

Clark, Robert, Andrew Mason, and Naohiro Ogawa (2007). Economic and policy implications of population aging. In Population aging, intergenerational transfers and the macroeconomy, edited by Robert Clark, Naohiro Ogawa, and Andrew Mason. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp. 3-14.

Kinugasa, Tomoko and Andrew Mason (2007). Why countries become wealthy: The effects of adult longevity on saving. World Development 35(1): 1-23.

Lee, Ronald (2007). Global population aging and its economic consequences. Washington, D.C.: The American Enterprise Institute Press.

Lee, Sang-Hyop, and Andrew Mason (2007). Who gains from the demographic dividend? Forecasting income by age. International Journal of Forecasting. 24(4): 603-19.

Mason, Andrew (2007). Demographic dividends: The past, the present, and the future. In Population change, labor markets and sustainable growth: Towards a new economic paradigm, edited by Andrew Mason and Mitoshi Yamaguchi. Elsevier Press.

Mason, Andrew (2007). Demographic transition and demographic dividends in developing and developed countries. In Proceedings of the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Social and Economic Implications of Changing Population Age Structures, Mexico City, 31 August–2 September 2005.

Mason, Andrew, and Ronald Lee (2007). Reform and support systems for the elderly in developing countries: Capturing the second demographic dividend. Genus. 62(2): 11-35. (Read the earlier version WP06-05).

Mason, Andrew, and Ronald Lee (2007). Transfers, capital, and consumption over the demographic transition. In Population aging, intergenerational transfers and the macroeconomy, edited by Robert Clark, Naohiro Ogawa, and Andrew Mason. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, pp. 128-62.

Mason, Andrew, Sang-Hyop Lee, and Ronald Lee (2007). Asian demographic change: Its economic and social implications. Paper commissioned by the Asian Development Bank.

Mason, Andrew and Wang Feng (2007). “Dividends from China’s Declining Birth Rate,” Guanxi: The China letter 2(4): 1-8.

Matsukura, Rikiya, Naohiro Ogawa, and Robert L. Clark (2007). "Analysis of employment patterns and the changing demographic structure of Japan," The Japanese Economy 34(1):82-153.

Matsukura, Rikiya, Naohiro Ogawa, and Robert L. Clark (2007). Analysis of employment patterns and the changing demographic structure of Japan. The Japanese Economy. 34(1): 82-153.

Ogawa, Naohiro, Andrew Mason, Maliki, Rikiya Matsukura, and Kazuro Nemoto (2007). Population aging and health care spending in Japan: Public and private sector responses. In Population aging, intergenerational transfers and the macroeconomy, edited by Robert Clark, Andrew Mason, and Naohiro Ogawa. Cheltenham, UK, and Northampton, MA: Elgar Press, pp. 192-233.

Ogawa, Naohiro, Maliki, and Rikiya Matsukura (2007). Population aging and demographic dividends: Some evidence from selected Asian countries. In The impact of ageing, edited by G. Sinigoj, G. Jones, K. Hirokawa, and S. Linhart. Vienna: LIT, pp.69-85.

Perez, Elisenda R., Cassio Turra, and Bernardo L. Queiroz (2007). Abuelos y nietos, Una a convivencia beneficiosa para los más jóvenes? El caso de Brasil y Perú. Papeles de Población. 52:47-75 [In Spanish].

Turra, Cassio M., and Bernardo L. Queiroz (2007). Before it's too late: Demographic transition, labor supply, and social security problems in Brazil. In Proceedings of the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Social and Economic Implications of Changing Population Age Structures. New York: United Nations, pp. 103-18.

Wang Feng, and Andrew Mason (2007). Demographic dividends and prospects for development in China. Proceedings of the United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Social and Economic Implications of Changing Population Age Structures. Mexico City, 31 August–2 September.

Wang Feng, and Andrew Mason (2007). Population aging in China: Challenges, opportunities, and institutions. In Transition and challenge: China’s population at the beginning of the 21st century, edited by Zhongwei Zhao and Fei Guo. Oxford University Press, pp. 177-96.

Wang Feng, and Andrew Mason (2007). Population aging in China: Challenges, opportunities, and institutions. China Population Science [in Chinese].


Bravo, Jorge, and Fabio M. Bertranou (2006). Evolución demográfica y pensiones en Chile. OIT Notas 4 - June 2006. Santiago, Chile: International Labor Office for the Southern Zone of Latin America. Available online.

Lee, Ronald (2006). Discussion of 'the rate of return of pay as you go pension systems: A more exact consumption-loan model of interest. In Pension reform: Issues and prospects for non-financial defined contribution (NDC) schemes, edited by Robert Holzmann and Edward Palmer. Washington, D.C.: World Bank, pp. 143-47.

Lee, Ronald, and Andrew Mason (2006). What is the demographic dividend? Finance and Development, September:16-17. (Read the earlier version WP06-08)

Lee, Ronald, and Andrew Mason (2006). What is the demographic dividend? Finance and Development. September: 16-17. LM2006 The same paper is available in different languages: Les dividendes de l’évolution démographique LM2006_French; ¿Cuál es el dividendo demográfico? LM2006_Spanish; Что такое демографический дивиденд? LM2006_Russian. (Read the earlier version WP06-08).

Mason, Andrew (2006). Demographic dividends and public policy. Asia-Pacific Population Journal 21(3): 7-16.

Mason, Andrew, and Ronald Lee (2006). Reform and support systems for the elderly in developing countries: Capturing the second demographic dividend. GENUS 62(2): 11-35.

Miller, Tim (2006). Demographic models for projections of social sector demand. United Nations, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Population and Development Series (available in Spanish and English). English version.

Ogawa, Naohiro, and Noriyuki Takayama (2006). Demography and aging. In The Oxford handbook of pensions and retirement income, edited by Gordon L. Clark, Alicia H. Munnell, and J. Michael Orszag. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 163-182.

Ogawa, Naohiro, Robert D. Retherford, and Rikiya Matsukura (2006). Demographics of the Japanese family: Entering uncharted territory. In The changing Japanese family, edited by Marcus Rebick and Ayumi Takenaka. London: Routledge, pp. 19-38.

Retherford, Robert, and Naohiro Ogawa (2006). Japan’s baby bust; Causes, implications, and policy responses. In The baby bust: Who will do the work? Who will pay the taxes?, edited by Fred R. Harris. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 5-47.

Turra, Cassio M., and Bernardo L. Queiroz (2006). Las transferencias intergeneracionales y la desigualdad socioeconómica en el Brasil: Un analísis inicial. Notas de Población. 80:65-98 [In Spanish].

Wolff, Francois-Charles, and Maliki (2006). “Child health and labor, evidence from Indonesia.” Economics and Human Biology. 6(1).


Lee, Sang-Hyop, and Andrew Mason (2005). Aging and old-age support systems: issues and reforms. In A new paradigm for social welfare in the new Mmllennium, edited by Lee-Jay Cho, Hyungpyo Moon, Yoon Hyung Kim, and Sang-Hyop Lee. Seoul: Korea Development Institute, pp. 187-228.

Lee, Sang-Hyop, and Andrew Mason (2005). Mother’s education, learning-by-doing, and child health care in rural India. Comparative Education Review 49(4): 534-51.

Mason, Andrew (2005). Economic demography. In Handbook on population, edited by Michael Micklin and Dudley Poston. Klewer Academic/Plenum Publishers.

Mason, Andrew, Sang-Hyop Lee, and Gerard Russo (2005). Demography of aging across Asia. In Handbook of Asian aging, edited by H. Yoon and J. Hendricks. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing Co., pp. 25-65.

Ogawa, Naohiro (2005). Population aging and policy options for suitable future: The case of Japan. GENUS 6:369-410.

Ogawa, Naohiro, Makoto Kondo, and Rikiya Matsukura (2005). Japan’s transition from the demographic bonus to the demographic onus. Asian Population Studies. 1:207-26.

Ogawa, Naohiro, Sang-Hyop Lee, and Rikiya Matsukura (2005). Health and its impact on work and dependency among the elderly in Japan. Asian Population Studies. 1:121-45.

Turra, Cassio M., and Bernardo L. Queiroz (2005). Transferencias intergeracionais: Uma análise internacional. Revista Brasileira de Estudos da População. 22(1): 191-95 [In Portuguese].








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