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Committee on Age Structure and Public Policy (1999-2003)

Shripad Tuljapurkar (USA)

Cyrus Chu(Taiwan)
Anne H. Gauthier (Canada)
Naohiro Ogawa (Japan)
D. Ian Pool (Canada-New Zealand)
Rafael Paulino Rofman (Argentina)
Hassan Yousif (Sudan)

Council Liaison
David Coleman

IUSSP Secretariat Contact Person
Mary Ellen Zuppan


Terms of Reference

This committee address issues surrounding a variety of kinds of Public programs, from pensions and medical care through poverty programs, family allowances and education. This topic does not include individual aging, health status, longevity, and disability that will be covered by a separate committee. Other relevant topics are changing age distribution and political choice (do the elderly vote for pensions at the expense of child welfare?); issues surrounding forecasting for government expenditure; whether declining proportion of children in the population leads to savings which help offset the cost of aging; consequences of fluctuation versus secular change.

Programme of activities


International Meeting on Age Structure Transitions and Policy Dynamics: The allocation of Public and private resources across generations
Taipei, 6-8 December 2001
Call for Papers
Awards and Grants

Conference on Population Ageing in Industrialised Countries: Challenges and Issues
Tokyo, Japan, March 2001

Call for Papers

Conference on Age Structural Transitions and Policy Implications
Phuket, Thailand, November 2000
Call for Papers


Population, Resources and Development, Riding the Age Waves - Volume 1, International Studies in Population Vol. 1, Shripad Tuljapurkar, Ian Pool, Vipan Prachuabmoh, eds., Springer, 2005. http://www.springer.com/series/6944?detailsPage=titles

Allocating Public and Private Resources across Generations, Riding the Age Waves Volume 2, International Studies in Population Vol. 3, Anne H. Gauthier, Cyrus C.Y Chu. Shripad Tuljapurkar, , eds., Springer, 2006. http://www.springer.com/series/6944?detailsPage=titles

IUSSP Policy and Research Papers No. 19: Population Ageing in Industrialized Countries: Challenges and Issues, Gustavo De Santis, IUSSP, 2001.

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