Исследовательский комитет "Возрастная
структура и государственная политика" Международного союза
по изучению народонаселения (IUSSP) проводит в декабре 2001 года
в Тайбэе (Тайвань) международную конференцию по теме:
"Переходные изменения в возрастной структуре
и сдвиги в политике: распределение государственных и частных ресурсов
CALL FOR PAPERS
"International Meeting on Age Structure Transitions
and Policy Dynamics:
The allocation of public and private resources across generations"
Organized by the IUSSP research committee on 'Age
structure and public
policy' and the Institute of Economics of Academia Sinica. To be
Taipei, 6-8 December 2001.
The decline in fertility and the increase in life expectancy have
produced significant age structural transitions around the world.
These demographic transitions, in turn, have fundamental consequences
for the allocation of public and private resources across generations.
At the macro-level, the age structural transitions are associated
with a shift of public resources towards the elderly, especially
in the form of pension expenditures, health care and long-term care,
while at the micro-level, age structural transitions are altering
family and kin networks and households' allocations of time and
money to children and older parents.
These consequences of age structural transitions are
obviously not confined to the most advanced industrialized countries.
Nations at various stages of their demographic transitions and at
various stages of their economic development are all facing deep
changes in their demographic structure and
in the relative weights of children, working age adults, and elderly.
Knowledge about the allocation of public and private resources across
generations ---- in the context of age structural transitions---
is however limited. Some important work has been published in recent
years on topics such as elder care, differential trends between
children's and elderly's poverty, intergenerational transmission
of wealth, etc. but very few of these studies have been set in a
dynamic perspective and in the context of
age structural transitions.
This conference will focus on innovative work on the
allocation of public and private resources across generations, including
work at the macro- and micro-level. The conference will not focus
on any geographical area, but will instead bring together leading
scholars working with new datasets, new methods of analysis, or
new modeling techniques. About 15 papers will be presented during
the 2? days of meeting. Some of the speakers will be invited while
the others will be selected from the call of papers.
We are looking for papers that present innovative work
based on macro- or micro-level data, with a preference given for
work using new or recent datasets, or new methods of analysis. Preference
will also be given for work using longitudinal datasets and for
work that looks at the dynamic of intergenerational transfers of
resources. Purely descriptive papers, based on existing forecasts,
are not encouraged. Authors are being asked to submit an abstract
that clearly indicates:
- the question / objective;
- the data used;
- the method of analysis;
- and the expected results.
Please also indicate your title, institution, and a
list of relevant published papers. The best conference papers will
be published in
a book co-published by the IUSSP and Oxford University Press.
Please send your abstract and additional information
via email or fax to:
Anne H. Gauthier, DPhil
University of Calgary
Fax: (Canada) 1-403-282-9298
The deadline for sending the abstract is 15 March 2001.
Local organizers: Cyrus Chu & Feng-Fuh Jiang
IUSSP organizers: Shripad Tuljapurkar & Anne H. Gauthier