Aging in Asia

Course Number: ASAN 491G
Course Title: Aging in Asia
Course Description: Asia is aging due to a decreasing birthrate and increasing lifespans. This poses challenges for future public policy, especially in East Asia where populations are shrinking. This summer course offers an overview of several Asian nations coming to terms with their aging demographics, shrinking tax bases, and top-heavy pension systems. It considers one outcome of globalization as a possible solution: international labor migration/immigration to rejuvenate elderly economies.