Rob Vos, Jose Antonio Ocampo, Ana Luiza Cortez's Ageing and Development PDF

By Rob Vos, Jose Antonio Ocampo, Ana Luiza Cortez

ISBN-10: 1435694686

ISBN-13: 9781435694682

ISBN-10: 1848130538

ISBN-13: 9781848130531

This book is an authoritative research of the social and monetary implications of worldwide elevated existence expectancy.  will we offer sufficient pensions for outdated humans to stay comfortably?  How can outdated humans be empowered to play a extra optimistic function in society?  what is going to the function of grandparents be within the rising new social structures?  What are the results for well-being companies? How can the very outdated be cared for?  supplying a wealth of statistical and quantitative facts and compiled by way of top economists operating on the vanguard of this quarter, the authors argue that those demanding situations should not insurmountable, yet societies far and wide have to installed position the mandatory guidelines to confront those demanding situations successfully.

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Census Bureau (1 992). 20 Ageing and Development ageing for selected countries in the developing and developed regions of the world. In many developed countries, ageing has proceeded historically at a moderate pace. In France, for example, it took over a century for the share of the population aged 65 years or over to increase from 7 to 14 per cent, and it is projected that another 40 years will be required for the share to reach 21 per cent. Japan, in contrast, is expected to experience this shift (from a 7 to a 21 per cent share of the population aged 65 years or over) during a span of just 40 years.

However, the composition of this ratio will be quite different in the future, since older persons are expected to account for 42 per cent of the total dependency burden in 2050, up from an estimated 10 per cent in 1950 and 16 per cent in 2005. In all groups of developing countries considered here, the total dependency ratio (which was already high in 1950) increased to a very high level between 1950 and 1975. l). In that same year, the total dependency ratio was 84 in Latin America and the Caribbean and about 80 in South Asia and in East Asia and the Pacific.

For instance, only 1 to 2 per cent of older persons live in institutional care facilities (Pelaez, 2006). Growing urbanization of the population has been a major dimension of modernization in the developing world. Most developing countries have been experiencing a combination of population ageing and urbanization in a relatively short period of time. 3 The generally wide income disparities between rural and urban areas and the significant migration of younger members of the family to the city increase the probability that older persons in the countryside will become socially and economically vulnerable.

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