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Lack of people of working age

Wright, R.E. and Lisenkova, K. (2007) Lack of people of working age. In: Solutions for the World's Biggest Problems: Costs and Benefits. Cambridge University Press, New York, United States of America, pp. 345-357. ISBN 0521715970

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Abstract

This book offers a rigorous overview of twenty-three of the world's biggest problems relating to the environment, governance, economics, and health and population. This chapter focuses on population and employment issues and particularly the growing problem of a diminishing group of young workers. Leading economists provide a short survey of the state-of-the-art analysis and sketch out policy solutions for which they provide cost-benefit ratios. A unique feature is the provision of freely downloadable software which allows readers to make their own cost-benefit calculations for spending money to make the world a better place.