Resources on Ageing

The wall chart on Population Ageing and Development 2012 presents the latest data available on 16 indicators including demographic, social and economic characteristics of the older population at the national, regional and world levels.

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The poster shows the proportion of population aged 60 or over in 2012 and 2050

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Population ageing is increasingly becoming an issue for concern throughout the world, and particularly in less developed countries where the growth of the older population is ever more rapid. In order to sharpen international focus on some of the key operational challenges faced by older people today, in early 2001 UNFPA commissioned a pilot study in South Africa and India.

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