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This report explores the rapidly changing and diverse demographics of East Asian and Pacific countries. It documents policy frameworks on aging and explores the implications of alternative reform options. Its purpose is not only to provide a comprehensive review of aging in the region and associated policy responses, but also to encourage policy debate by facilitating comparison of policy regimes across the region. The key message of the report is that it will be possible to manage rapid aging in East Asia and Pacific while sustaining economic dynamism. This effort will require politically difficult policy choices, including dealing with associated fiscal risks.

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Field Value
Document type Reports, journal articles, and research papers (including theses and dissertations)
Language of document
  • English
  • Population
  • Population and censuses
Geographic area (spatial range)
  • Cambodia
  • Viet Nam
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Thailand
  • Myanmar
  • China
Copyright Yes
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© 2016 International Bank for Reconstruction and Development / The World Bank. This work is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 IGO license (CC BY 3.0 IGO)

Version / Edition 1.0
License CC-BY-4.0

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Author (corporate) World Bank
Publication place Washington, DC
Publisher World Bank
Publication date 2015
Pagination 288 p.
Date uploaded December 10, 2015, 04:39 (UTC)
Date modified December 10, 2015, 04:46 (UTC)