Does Ageing Matter?

Ahasan, Rabiul (2014) Does Ageing Matter? Journal of Ageing Science, 2 (3). pp. 1-2.

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Abstract

The old age population has increased consistently over the last decades. If future, the increased number of old age population in the society will affect our economy. One out of every five will be an older person by 2050. One third of the people in the world are expected to be 60 years of age or older by 2150. Around 17% of US population will be 65 or older in 2020. In the developing countries, this figure will rise up to 20% or more. More than 20% of Europeans will be 65 or over by 2025. The average life expectancy is increasing with the increase in healthcare facilities and demand for standard of living around the world. In 2011, average life expectancy of an US old person (65 year of age) ranged from 10–20 years. Thus growing life expectancies of older populations have brought into question under which pension systems and other economic measures those should be designed carefully. As an editor, this article was submitted as an editorial to emphasize healthcare and demand of standard living of elderly in the coming years.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Faculty / Institute: Institute for Community Development & Quality of Life (i-CODE)
Depositing User: Dr Rabiul Ahasan
Date Deposited: 17 May 2015 02:14
Last Modified: 17 May 2015 02:14
URI: http://erep.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/2509

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