The Importance Of The Ageing Population

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The ageing population of the world is a new phenomenon that, even, the richest and most powerful countries, are trying to understand. The ageing people are no longer restricted to a small portion of the population. However, there are still differences between ageing in developed and underdeveloped countries. This is due to the fact that the increasing number of older people in less developed countries is due to the high number of births during the early twentieth century. But the ageing population of European countries, in recent decades, is due to the relatively high birth rate in first quarter of the century, coupled with the decreasing rate of mortality in all age groups. The broad decline in fertility resulting in a process of population ageing, which occurs at a rate that does not correspondence in the history of most countries already aged and has significant social implications. Due to the differences in mortality due to gender, ageing tends to assume a greater dimension in women. Moreover, for a certain period of time, the changing age structure has a declining demographic dependency ratio, setting a time line for a breath-making to face a dependency ratio which again grow without, however, earlier levels, but transforms from young dependence in elderly. The concern with the quality of life in old age gained importance in the past 30 years to the extent that the growth of number of older people and the expansion of longevity became an experience shared by an

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