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Health and Population Aging: A Multinational Comparison


All industrialized countries are planning for an aging population. As the following charts comparing Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States show, governments have taken very different approaches toward long-term care, retirement policy, income maintenance, and other issues affecting elderly people.

Publication Details

Publication Date: October 1, 1999

Health and Population Aging: A Multinational Comparison, Gerard F. Anderson, Ph.D., and Peter S. Hussey, The Commonwealth Fund, October 1999


Professor of Health Policy, Johns Hopkins University