Forecasting Trends in Disability in a Super-Aging Society: Adapting the Future Elderly Model to Japan
Brian K. Chen, Hawre Jalal, Hideki Hashimoto, Sze-Chuan Suen, Karen Eggleston, Michael Hurley, Lena Schoemaker, Jay Bhattacharya
NBER Working Paper No. 21870
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This study uses data from the Japanese Study on Aging and Retirement (JSTAR), which was conducted by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade, and Industry (RIETI) and Hitotsubashi University in 2007 and 2009. We thank the JSTAR team for providing access to the data. We also thank the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Japan Fund, the Stanford Center on the Demography and Economics of Health and Aging, and the National Institute on Aging (AG017253) for financial support for this research. Dr. Bhattacharya is grateful for support from the National Institute on Aging for his work on this project (P30 AG017253, R37AG036791 and P01AG05842). The views expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.