From personal products to fitness clubs and supermarkets, the demand from Japan’s aging population is changing what stores sell.
The Surprising Problem With End-of-Life Spending
Although end-of-life Medicare spending accounts for a relatively large slice of its budget, it’s tough to cut for a reason that none of us would expect.
Part 2: What To Do When More People Are Old
Facing an aging population and more entitlements, countries that are encouraging more births to expand the labor force might be creating a bigger problem.
What If One Quarter of Your Population is Old?
As a growing demographic, the aging population in China has been targeted by businesses selling consumer goods and residential and financial services.
Our Weekly Roundup: From Dental Care to Haircuts
This week’s everyday economics stories include income elasticity of demand, positive externalities, GDP, economic indicators, human capital & entitlements.
Do You Want a Healthcare Nudge?
Primarily for fiscal reasons, in Japan, most 40-74 year olds get their waist size checked each year. A part of the required annual physical exams from local government or employers, waist size is monitored because an obese population can be expensive.…