Evaluation of Countermeasures for Low Birthrate and Aging of the Population in a Suburban New Town
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Tama City is engaged in two measures to counter the declining birthrate and aging of its population: an incentive scheme that encourages companies to invite young people and an action plan to support the development of the next generations. But, the exact process to estimate policy effects and identify measures that lead to good results is unknown. This paper articulates the causes of Tama City’s declining birthrate and aging population, and reveals measures derived from a cohort-component method that are suitable for measuring the future impact of policies intended to reduce these trends.
KeywordsUrban service Public service Sustainable development Policy analysis Social system design
This work was supported in part by a Grant-in-Aid from the Association for Sustainable Building Systems and JSPS KAKENHI Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) Number 26730159. We thank the members of the theme “Development of simulation models for long life housing and sustainable urban infrastructure” under the grant.
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