Institue of Economics, Academia Sinica
NBER Working Papers and Publications
|March 2009||Population Aging and Intergenerational Transfers: Introducing Age into National Accounts|
with Andrew Mason, Ronald Lee, Mun-Sim Lai, Tim Miller
in Developments in the Economics of Aging, David A. Wise, editor
|December 2006||Population Aging and Intergenerational Transfers: Introducing Age into National Accounts|
with Andrew Mason, Ronald Lee, Mun-Sim Lai, Tim Miller: w12770
In all societies intergenerational transfers are large and have an important influence on inequality and growth. The development of each generation of youth depends on the resources that it receives from productive members of society for health, education, and sustenance. The well-being of the elderly depends on familial support and a variety of social programs. The National Transfer Accounts (NTA) system provides a comprehensive approach to measuring all reallocations of income across age and time at the aggregate level. It encompasses reallocations achieved through capital accumulation and transfers, distinguishing those mediated by public institutions from those relying on private institutions. This paper introduces the methodology and presents preliminary results emphasizing economic s...
Published: Ganser, Tim, 2009. "Population Aging, Intergenerational Transfers and the Macroeconomy. Edited by Robert Clark, Naohiro Ogawa and Andrew Mason. Edward Elgar, 2007, ISBN 978-1-84720-099-0, 320 pages," Journal of Pension Economics and Finance, Cambridge University Press, vol. 8(04), pages 529-530, October.