State of World Population 1998

The New Generations

No. of pages: 76

Publication date: 1998

Author: UNFPA

Publisher: UNFPA

ISBN: 0-89714-444-9

More young people than ever are entering their childbearing and working years. At the same time, the number and proportion of people over age 65 are increasing at an unprecedented rate. Our future will be shaped by how well families and societies meet the needs of these growing "new generations": education and health -- including reproductive health -- for the young, and social, medical and financial support for the elderly.