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The Imaginary Time Bomb: Why an Ageing Population Is Not a Social Problem

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The Imaginary Time Bomb diffuses the myth that the aging baby-boomer population is producing a downward economic spiral. Phil Mullan argues that the growing preoccupation with aging has little to do with demography, but is instead used to justify future reductions in the role of government in the economy, and the curbing of the welfare state.

Synopsis:

The author argues that the modern world's growing preoccupation with aging has little or nothing to do with demography but rather that it is used to justify further reductions in the role of government in the economy and the curbing of the welfare state. Thus, he demolishes a succession of myths.

About the Author

Phil Mullan is an Economist specializing in Development Studies and Demography and Inter-Generational Attitudes.

Table of Contents

Foreword—Frank Furedi * Introduction * Aging in Perspective * The Preoccupation with Aging * Is Aging a Burden? * The Pensions Time Bomb * The Health Time Bomb * Can Aging Stunt Economic Growth? * Conclusion

Product Details

ISBN:
9781860647789
Subtitle:
Why an Ageing Population is Not a Social Problem
Foreword:
Furedi, Frank
Foreword:
Furedi, Frank
Author:
Furedi, Frank
Author:
Mullan, Phil
Publisher:
I. B. Tauris
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20020406
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.46x5.52x.75 in. .77 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The author argues that the modern world's growing preoccupation with aging has little or nothing to do with demography but rather that it is used to justify further reductions in the role of government in the economy and the curbing of the welfare state. Thus, he demolishes a succession of myths.
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