Publication


Rychtaríková, J.
Population aging a common challenge for European
AAG Annual Meeting, 2009,
JabRef BibTex, Abstract
Population ageing will be the most dominant demographic challenge confronting the European Union in the 21st century and will affect everybody. Sustained low fertility and increasing longevity will speed up population ageing in the coming decades. The currently observed East-West division, which is based on more pronounced ageing in the West, will reverse and intensify in the future. The amount of replacement migration that would be necessary to counterbalance expected population declines would be much larger than the net migration observed today and therefore can only moderate population ageing. Using people's "prospective age" as the basis for estimating their remaining life span, the future population ageing scenario will be slower, and we will observe considerably lower values of the old-age dependency ratio. Population ageing, despite its apparently negative connotations, should be seen as a human achievement because of an enormous decrease in mortality and improvement in health.

Reference


@inproceedings{Rychtarikova2009a,
  author = {Rychtaríková, J.},
  title = {Population aging a common challenge for European},
  year = {2009},
  booktitle = {AAG Annual Meeting},
  month = {Mar},
  timestamp = {02.05.2012},
  owner = {Barbuscia},
  address = {Las Vegas, USA},
  abstract = {Population ageing will be the most dominant demographic challenge confronting the European Union in the 21st century and will affect everybody. Sustained low fertility and increasing longevity will speed up population ageing in the coming decades. The currently observed East-West division, which is based on more pronounced ageing in the West, will reverse and intensify in the future. The amount of replacement migration that would be necessary to counterbalance expected population declines would be much larger than the net migration observed today and therefore can only moderate population ageing. Using people's "prospective age" as the basis for estimating their remaining life span, the future population ageing scenario will be slower, and we will observe considerably lower values of the old-age dependency ratio. Population ageing, despite its apparently negative connotations, should be seen as a human achievement because of an enormous decrease in mortality and improvement in health.}
}

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