Coordinating Healthcare and Pension Policies: An Exploratory Study

26 Pages Posted: 16 Aug 2012

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Azad Singh Bali

National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Mukul G. Asher

National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

Date Written: August 16, 2012

Abstract

Rapid ageing of the population globally represents an unprecedented historical trend. As pension and healthcare costs are positively correlated with rising incomes, ageing, urbanization, and a shift from communicable to life-style diseases, managing these costs is a major challenge. There are many linkages between healthcare and pension arrangements - in terms of costs, exposure to risks, and as they jointly impact on crucial policy decisions. This paper discusses the rationale for coordination between various programs to better manage the cost of ageing. The current difficult macroeconomic environment, including fiscal stringency conditions, strengthens the case for such coordination.

Keywords: population ageing, pension policies, healthcare policies, urbanization

JEL Classification: J1, J4

Suggested Citation

Bali, Azad Singh and Asher, Mukul G., Coordinating Healthcare and Pension Policies: An Exploratory Study (August 16, 2012). ADBI Working Paper No. 374, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2130419 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2130419

Azad Singh Bali (Contact Author)

National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy ( email )

Singapore 117591
Singapore

Mukul G. Asher

National University of Singapore - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy ( email )

Singapore 117591
Singapore
(65) 6778 1020 (Fax)

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