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Asia-Pacific Population Journal, Vol. 25, No. 2, December 2010
  • E-ISSN: 15644278

Abstract

Demographic trends in many developing countries since the second half of the twentieth century are leading to an unprecedented increase in the absolute as well as relative size of older populations (aged 60 years and older). Simultaneously, rapid social and economic changes have occurred that have potentially profound implications for the future of the elderly. At the global level the number of older persons is projected to increase from 603 million in 2000 to 2 billion in 2050. The increase will be especially dramatic in less developed regions where the size of older populations will more than quadruple, from 370 million in 2000 to 1.6 billion in 2050 (United Nations, 2009).

Related Subject(s): Population and Demography
Countries: India

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