Economic Research on Elderly Health and Implications for Analysis of Aging China

26 Pages Posted: 30 Mar 2013

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Jun Wang

Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)

Qiong Zhang

Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) - School of Economics

Ying Chen

Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)

Date Written: March 27, 2013

Abstract

"Old while not affluent" situation, together with an unsustainable high investment rate and high dependency on foreign trade, spurs hot debates on the challenges of a fast-aging population and the exploitation of the second demographic dividend in today’s China. Literature related to elderly health in countries other than China often starts with medical concepts and then dwells on economic issues, mainly focusing on socioeconomic, behavioral, and environmental factors and their effects on the health of the elderly. This article reviews economic research on these topics and then discusses possible implications for the economic analysis of aging China.

Keywords: Elderly health, interdisciplinary research, economic analysis

JEL Classification: H30, J14, I10

Suggested Citation

Wang, Jun and Zhang, Qiong and Chen, Ying, Economic Research on Elderly Health and Implications for Analysis of Aging China (March 27, 2013). Stanford Asia Health Policy Program Working Paper No. 34, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2240627 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2240627

Jun Wang (Contact Author)

Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) ( email )

39 South College Road
Haidian District
Beijing, Beijing 100081
China

Qiong Zhang

Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) - School of Economics ( email )

Beijing
China

Ying Chen

Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) ( email )

39 South College Road
Haidian District
Beijing, Beijing 100081
China

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