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The Dragon, the Eagle, and the Private Sector

Public-Private Collaboration in China and the United States

Smoking, Life Expectancy, and Chronic Disease in South Korea, Singapore, and the United States: A Microsimulation Model

November 2019

The substantial social and economic burden attributable to smoking is well‐known, with heavy smokers at higher risk of chronic disease and premature mortality than light smokers and nonsmokers.

Empirical Investigation of Declining Childbirth: Psychosocial and Economic Conditions in Japan

August 2013

Background: For the past two decades, more and more women in certain European countries, Japan, and the United States are giving birth to their first child at a considerably later age than ever...

The New Demographic Transition: Most Gains in Life Expectancy Now Realized Late in Life

June 2012

The share of increases in life expectancy realized after age 65 was only about 20 percent at the beginning of the 20th century for the United States and 16 other countries at comparable stages of...

Quality Adjustment for Health Care Spending on Chronic Disease: Evidence from Diabetes Treatment, 1999-2009

May 2011

Although U.S. health care expenditures reached 17.6 percent of GDP in 2009, quality measurement in this important service sector remains limited.

Aging Asia: The Economic and Social Implications of Rapid Demographic Change in China, Japan, and South Korea

December 2010

In the past fifty years, two factors have led to global population aging: a decline in fertility to levels close to—or even below—replacement and a decline in mortality that has increased world...

Developing Commercial Health Insurance in China

December 2008

In late 2006, the Chinese government appointed a high-level inter-ministerial commission—composed of fourteen government agencies, co-chaired by the National Development and Reform Commission and...

Has the Use of Physician Gatekeepers Declined among HMOs? Evidence from the United States

December 2008

Since the mid-1980s, health maintenance organizations (HMOs) have grown rapidly in the United States.  Despite initial successes in constraining health care costs, HMOs have come under increasing...