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Aging and the governance of the healthcare system in Japan

Yukihiro Matsuyama

Working Papers from Bruegel

Abstract: Japan is the most rapidly aging country in the world. This is evidence that the social security system, which consists of the pension system, healthcare system and other programmes, has been working well. The population is shrinking because of a falling birth rate. It is expected that the population will fall from 128 million in 2010 to 87 million in 2060. During this period, the ratio of people aged 65...

Date: 2014-12
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