Research into Global Ageing and Its Consequences: Introduction

Abstract : With the further growth of the world population and the further intensification of the processes of interaction between countries and increasing movements of the masses of people, the role of Political Demography becomes more and more important. Issues of global ageing, migration, low fertility in developed countries (or very high fertility in some African countries), high mortality in many developing states (including deaths from AIDS); rapid change in the ethnic composition in Europe and in several other regions and many other pressing issues are in the focus of this discipline. Some of these problems are analyzed in this yearbook. However, among those issues, the issue of global ageing becomes more and more pressing every year. It is sufficient to take into account the point that within two forthcoming decades a rapid global increase in the number of retirement-age persons will lead to its doubling within this fairly small historical period. The concerns about population ageing apply to both developed and many developing countries and it has turned into a global issue. In the next decades the population ageing is likely to become one of the most important processes determining the future society characteristics and directions of technological development.
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Jack Goldstone, Leonid Grinin, Andrey Korotayev. Research into Global Ageing and Its Consequences: Introduction. Leonid Grinin. HISTORY & MATHEMATICS Political Demography & Global Ageing, 1, pp.5-9, 2015, 978-5-7057-4670-5. ⟨hprints-01831612⟩

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