UNFPAState of World Population 2002
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Chapter 1:
Transformation and Momentum

Chapter 2:
Young People: Preparing for Life

Chapter 3:
Intergenerational Relations

Chapter 4:
Adding Years to Life, and Life to Later Years

Chapter 5:
Maximizing the Gain: Resources for the New Generations


Graphs and Visualizations

The State of World Population 1998

The New Generations

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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.

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For more information:
United Nations Population Fund,
Information and External Relations Division,
220 E. 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, U.S.A.
Tel. 212-297-5020; fax: 212-557-6416.
E-mail: ryanw@unfpa.org.
Website: www.unfpa.org