Population ageing: crisis or transition?

Ageing Aged care Ageing population Retirement Age pension Australia

The 'ageing crisis' is founded on three main assumptions: that older people are a social and economic burden; that population ageing will result in a serious dependency ratio imbalance; and, that there is a close correspondence between the size of the aged population and increased public expenditure. This paper argues that the transition to an older society will be facilitated by promoting the well-documented benefits that accrue in societies that have equitable access for all citizens.

Publication Details
Access Rights Type: