Economics and Ageing

Volume I: Theory

  • José Luis Iparraguirre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xl
  2. Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-5
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  3. Demographics, Population Ageing, and Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
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  4. A Brief Incursion into the Epistemology of Economics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
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  5. Four Theoretical Frameworks for the Study of Economics and Ageing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 365-371

About this book


This upper level textbook provides a coherent introduction to the economic implications of individual and population ageing. Placing economic considerations into a wider social sciences context, this is ideal reading not only for advanced undergraduate and masters students in economics, health economics and the economics of ageing, but also policy makers, students, professionals and practitioners in gerontology, sociology, health-related sciences and social care.

This volume introduces the different conceptualisations of age and definitions of `old age', as well as the main theories of individual ageing as developed in the disciplines of biology, psychology and sociology. It covers the economic theories of fertility, mortality and migration and describes the four main frameworks that can be used to study economics and ageing, namely the life cycle, the overlapping generations, the perpetual youth and the dynastic models.

José Luis Iparraguirre is Chief Economist at Age UK and Professor of Economics at the University of Morón, Buenos Aires, Argentina. 



Economics of Aging Policy making Gerontology Social care Older consumer Long-term care Asset returns Wealth distribution Economics of happiness Social security Population economics Economics of fertility Economics of mortality Economics of migration Retirement economics Economics of mobility Political economy of ageing Population ageing

Authors and affiliations

  • José Luis Iparraguirre
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  1. 1.University of MorónBuenos AiresArgentina

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