The Economic Impacts of Aging Societies

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  • Findik Ozlem Alper Nigde University, FEAS, Economics Dep.
  • Ali Eren Alper Nigde University, FEAS, Public Finance Dep.
  • Okyay Ucan Nigde University, FEAS, Economics Dep.

Abstract

Changes occuring in the health sector and in terms of society within the last 100 years in the world has extended the life expectations at the time of birth and decreased the birth rates. These changes have been experienced especially in developed countries rather than the underdeveloped and developing countries. The aim of this study is to make the determination of the economic effects of growth by using panel data analysis method for 2000-2014 period in 19 developed countries consisting of USA, Canada, England, Germany, France, Japan, Belgium, Australia, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Denmark. The panel corrected Standard errors (PCSE) regression test results show that the income per capita is directly proportional with the income per worker and labour force total participation rate (LFTP). So when the average of age increases LFTP decreases and this affects negatively the national income of countries.

Keywords: Aging; Labour Force Participation Rate; Panel Data Analysis

JEL Classifications: J11; J21; C23

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Author Biographies

Findik Ozlem Alper, Nigde University, FEAS, Economics Dep.

Asst. Prof. in Economics Dep.

Ali Eren Alper, Nigde University, FEAS, Public Finance Dep.

Asst. Prof. in Public Finance Dep.

Okyay Ucan, Nigde University, FEAS, Economics Dep.

Assoc. Prof. in Economics Dep.

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Published

2016-07-23

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Alper, F. O., Alper, A. E., & Ucan, O. (2016). The Economic Impacts of Aging Societies. International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues, 6(3), 1225–1238. Retrieved from https://www.econjournals.com/index.php/ijefi/article/view/1954

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