Aging in Asia: Trends, Impacts and Responses
Menon, Jayant; Melendez-Nakamura, Anna | February 2009
By the middle of this century, Asia's elderly population is projected to reach 922.7 million, and its share of population 17.5%, from just 4.1% in 1950. Within the next few decades, Asia is poised to become the oldest region in the world; reforming policies and creating new structures and institutions to address this challenge is a huge and complex undertaking that requires a big head-start. This paper analyzes the impact that aging is having in Asia, examines the policy options for dealing with the problems it is causing, and outlines how different sub-regions may require different responses.
CitationMenon, Jayant; Melendez-Nakamura, Anna. 2009. Aging in Asia: Trends, Impacts and Responses. © Asian Development Bank. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/1794. License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.
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