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World Population Ageing 2015 Highlights

  • Author: UN, DESA
  • Publication date: December 2015
  • Page count: 30
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 16.XIII.5

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ISBN: 9789210576123

About the product

Accurate, consistent and timely data on global trends in population age structure are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to population ageing and for setting policy priorities to promote the well-being of the growing number and share of older persons in the population. This publication presents the highlights of the World Population Ageing 2015 report, which summarizes the trends in population ageing drawn from the latest United Nations estimates and projections of population by age and sex of 233 countries or areas, as published in World Population Prospects: the 2015 Revision. The present Highlights focuses in particular on the period from 2015 to 2030, the implementation period identified for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and discusses some implications of trends in the number and share of older people for development planning.