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Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; Indian National Science Academy; Indonesian Academy of Sciences; National Research Council of the U.S. National Academies; Science Council of Japan. Preparing for the Challenges of Population Aging in Asia: Strengthening the Scientific Basis of Policy Development. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2011.

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Preparing for the Challenges of Population Aging in Asia: Strengthening the Scientific Basis of Policy Development.

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This report is the result of a unique collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy, the Indonesian Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council of the U.S. National Academies, and the Science Council of Japan. It would not have been possible without a great deal of effort and goodwill on the part of a large number of people. Special thanks go to the representatives of the various academies for giving so much of their valuable time and expertise to make this report possible.

This project was undertaken at the request of the Division of Behavioral and Social Research at the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA) and was made possible by funding from NIA. Particular thanks go to Dr. Richard Suzman as the intellectual and financial catalyst for the project. Thanks, too, to the Carnegie Foundation, which provided financial support for a 2010 planning meeting for representatives of the five academies, held in New Delhi, India.

Staff of the U.S. National Academies made significant contributions to the report: Barney Cohen, for developing the study and providing guidance and support to staff throughout the project; Malay Majmundar, for research and writing assistance; Robert Pool, for writing assistance; Jacqui Sovde, for logistical support; Kirsten Sampson Snyder, for help guiding the report through review; Eugenia Grohman, for skillful editing; and Yvonne Wise, for managing the production process.

The report was reviewed in draft form by individuals selected by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Indian National Science Academy, Indonesia Academy of Sciences, the Science Council of Japan, and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences who were chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. In accordance with procedures of the U.S. National Academies, we thank the following individuals for their review of this report: Eileen Crimmins, Davis School of Gerontology, University of Southern California; Charlotte Ikels, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University; Ron Lee, Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging, University of California, Berkeley; Duncan Thomas, Department of Economics, Duke University; Victoria Velkoff, Population Estimates and Projections, U.S. Census Bureau; and Dewen Wang, Beijing Office, World Bank. The review of this report was overseen by Douglas Massey, Department of Sociology, Princeton University.

Copyright © 2011, National Academy of Sciences.
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