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Distribution of world population over age 60 by region, 2002 and 2025 / EDWARDS, Peggy. In Active ageing : a policy framework.
Geneva : World Health Organization, 2004, p. 10. (23-07-2004)
Éditeur(s) des données : United Nations
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Mots-clés principaux
Statistiques démographiques
Vieillissement démographique
Perspective internationale
Personne âgée
Amérique du Nord
Amérique latine

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Source : United Nations, 2001

Cited from : EDWARDS, Peggy. Active ageing : a policy framework [Online]. Geneva : World Health Organization, 2004, p. 10. (Retrieved July 23, 2004).

In 2002, almost 400 million people aged 60 and over lived in the developing world. By 2025, this will have increased to approximately 840 million representing 70 percent of all older people worldwide. (see Figure 2). In terms of regions, over half of the world's older people live in Asia. Asia's share of the world's oldest people will continue to increase the most while Europe's share as a proportion of the global older population will decrease the most over the next two decades (see Figure 3).

Compared to the developed world, socioeconomic development in developing countries has often not kept pace with the rapid speed of population ageing. For example, while it took 115 years for the proportion of older people in France to double from 7 to 14 percent, it will take China only 27 years to achieve the same increase. In most of the developed world, population ageing was a gradual process following steady socio-economic growth over several decades and generations. In developing countries, the process is being compressed into two or three decades. Thus, while developed countries grew affl uent before they became old, developing countries are getting old before a substantial increase in wealth occurs (Kalache and Keller, 2000).

Langue : Anglais
Doc n° : 17535
NumRec : 1753503
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