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The social impact of aging populations: some major issues

Social Science & Medicine

Author: Restrepo, H. E., Rozental, M.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1994

Abstract:

While the pace at which the world's population is aging varies among countries & regions, most developed & developing countries are or will soon be challenged by the increasing number of older, dependent individuals. By 2000, eg, 7.2% of the Latin American & Caribbean population will be elderly, & by 2025 this % will increase to 10.8%. Moreover, most elderly populations, predominantly women, are living in urban centers, thus constituting a dual problem of urbanization & poverty. As such, social policy development for the elderly needs to be critically examined by policy & decisionmakers in order for societies to adapt to aging as well as for the older population to adapt to a changing society. At present & in the foreseeable future, the major political challenge is the need for redistributive policies.


Further Details

Full Title: Social Science & Medicine
Pages: 1323-1338
Volume: 39
Issue: 9
Accession Number: July, 2013
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 17/07/2013
Keywords: olderpolicy compliancedemographic trendssocial gerontology
Reads: 177
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