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Mother and daughter

Rafal Chomik

Asia's general reliance on defined benefit schemes could potentially lead to unfunded liabilities similar to those experienced in some countries in Europe, once the tipping point is reached.

Content elderly couple enjoying life

Rafal Chomik and John Piggott

While Asia's population is expected to increase by one billion people in the next thirty years, the significant demographic story is the change in its age structure.


Rafal Chomik and John Piggott

The fiscal challenges of population ageing can be tackled in a number of ways. These include investing in capital and productivity of the smaller workforce, greater saving for retirement, higher migration, an active population policy, reducing benefits for the old, and/or encouraging and enabling them to work longer.