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The National Transfer Accounts Project


The NTA Project is a collaborative project to measure, analyze and interpret macroeconomic aspects of age and population aging around the world. The lead institutions are the Center for the Economics and Demography of Aging, University of California at Berkeley and the Population and Health Studies Program, East-West Center. Nihon University Population Research Institute serves as the Asia Regional Center. Country teams consist of senior scholars and graduate students. Ronald Lee and Andrew Mason are co-principal investigators.

National Transfer Accounts (NTA) is an accounting system for measuring intergenerational transfers at the aggregate level in a manner consistent with National Income and Product Accounts. NTA provides estimates of economic flows across age groups that arise primarily because children and the elderly consume more than they produce relying on reallocations from the working ages. NTA accounts distinguish the forms of these flows: as the accumulation of capital, as transfers, and as credit transactions. The accounts distinguish the institutions that mediate the transactions: governments, markets, and families.

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The Latin America members (Brasil, Chile, Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay) of the global project also developed a specific project focusing on the region. NTA-Latin America is coordinated by CELADE-CEPAL and funded by IDRC-Canada. The interest in Latin American countries arises because they will soon have much older populations who will put a higher demand on resources, and in contexts with lower per-capita incomes and with less developed financial and political institutions than those in developed countries.
More information of the Latin American group can be found here. The Latin America project is funded by the
IDRC.





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