Tilting Versus Stretching: The Relative Importance of Fertility and Mortality on Population Aging Over the Long-Term

Joshua Goldstein , University of California, Berkeley

I present comparative statics relationships for the stretching of the age structure due to longer life comparable to those that exist for the tilting of the age structure from changing growth rates. I use these relationships to understand why increasing longevity appears to be such an important force in influencing the fiscal aspects of aging.

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 Presented in Session 165. Mathematical Demography