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Global distributions of older population

Wan Ahmad, Wan Ibrahim and Ab. Rahman, Asyraf and Astina, Komang and Budiyanto, , (2013) Global distributions of older population. Advances in Natural and Applied Sciences, 7 (4(S)). pp. 397-400. ISSN 1995-0772

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There are nearly 7.2 billion people on the planet. Out of these numbers, those aged 60 years and older is growing worldwide.Declining in birth and mortality rates seems to be the main contributors to this development.Life expectancy of general population has also increased, and thus the number of older population in society increased.Despite the fact that all nations in the world are experiencing the growth of older population, developed countries have a relatively large portion of this population in their population structure.The purpose of this article is to describe the growth of older population globally with particular emphasis on the proportion of older population over the years, distribution of older population, and rate of growth of this older population.Using a secondary data analysis, various sources related to older persons at international level are reviewed.This study highlights that the proportion of older population has increased, the older population has distributed unevenly, and the growth rate of older population is higher as compared to the growth of the total population globally.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Population; older persons; ageing; developed nations; less developed nations.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: College of Arts and Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr. Wan Ibrahim Wan Ahmad
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 00:01
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 00:01
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17378

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