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World population ageing 2013

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World Population Ageing 2013 provides a description of global trends in population ageing and includes a series of indicators of the ageing process by development regions, major areas, regions and countries. It considers the process of population ageing for the world as a whole, for more and less developed regions, major areas and regions as well as individual countries or areas. Demographic profiles highlighting the relevant indicators of population ageing and covering the period 1950 to 2050 are provided for each country or area.

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Intergenerational transfers and well-being in old age

In most modern societies, older persons consume more than they produce and therefore resort to other sources of support, such as income from their assets, savings and transfers from their family and the Government (Mason and others, 2009; United Nations, 2013). How older people finance their consumption differs widely across countries and depends on cultural, institutional and economic factors.

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