The Aging Population and the Competitiveness of Cities: Benefits to the Urban Economy

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While much of the current literature on the economic consequences of an aging population focuses on the negative aspects, this enlightening book argues that seniors can bring significant benefits - such as vitality and competitiveness - to an urban economy. The authors illustrate the ways an aging population can have a positive impact on urban centers, including the move by large numbers of seniors from the suburbs to the city, where their disproportionate consumption of education and the arts helps rejuvenate city centers. ...

The Aging Population and the Competitiveness of Cities: Benefits to the Urban Economy 2010, Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Cheltenham

ISBN-13: 9781848442122

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