Special Issue "Health Economics of Population Aging"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Economics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 1915
Health economics is an applied field that examines the pressing problems faced in promoting population health. Health economists apply the theories of consumption, production, efficiency, competition, regulation, and inequality, as well as systematic and rigorous analytical methods, to understand the behavior of individuals, healthcare providers, public and private organizations, and governments in health-related decision-making. Research in this field often stems from economic concepts and theories but also requires detailed knowledge of health technology and institutions. Population aging introduces many issues that merit health economists’ attention. Currently, population aging is at its peak in human history and is undergoing in the vast majority of countries in the world. Compared with younger adults, the elderly face declines in somatic function and cognitive ability, are more vulnerable to diseases and need more long-term healthcare. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic brings about new challenges to the elderly. Issues such as reduced access to healthcare, limited food supplies, and separation from their children/grandchildren due to safety concerns and lockdown policies are likely to impact the elderly more seriously than their younger counterparts. Thus, an adequate understanding of the health challenges faced by the elderly, the determinants and consequences of their health-related behaviors, as well as the roles families, private organizations, and public sectors may play, is necessary for informing public policy and private sectors on the most efficient, cost-effective, and equitable course of action. Research articles and reviews examining these issues are invited for this Special Issue. Those combining rigorous analysis and clear policy implications are especially welcome.
Prof. Dr. Qihui Chen
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- population aging
- demographic transition and health
- emerging healthcare markets for the elderly
- economic burden of chronic diseases
- economic impacts of pension programs
- economic impacts of retirement
- old-age support
- elderly empty nesters
- the left-behind elderly
- health implications of family configuration
- intergenerational transmission of health capital
- health behavior in the lifecycle
- the food-nutrition-health nexus
- mental health
- addictive behavior
- health insurance
- medical expenditure
- healthcare utilization