Lack of people of working age

R.E. Wright, K. Lisenkova, Bjorn Lomborg (Editor)

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSolutions for the World's Biggest Problems: Costs and Benefits
Place of PublicationNew York, United States of America
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0521715970
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • employment
  • population
  • spatial econometrics
  • econometrics
  • young workers

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