The Fiscal Challenge of an aging industrial world

Center for Strategic and International Studies

Significant Issues Series


Published January 2002

Foreword by Sylvester I. Schieber

In the coming half-century, the proportion of elderly in the populations of developed nations will nearly double, challenging the sustainability of old-age pensions and health care. This book examines the extent of that challenge and offers probabilistic forecasts for the Group of Seven industrial nations.


This book is must reading for executives and policymakers who want to survive the twenty-first century. -- Dallas Salisbury, President, Employee Benefit Research Institute, Washington D.C.


Named one of the 25 Best Books of 2002 by the World Future Society


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Robert Stowe England is an author and financial journalist who has specialized in writing about financial institutions, financial markets, retirement income issues, and the financial impact of population aging.

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