World Economic and Social Survey 2007: Development in an Ageing World (Paperback)United Nations: Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Paperback Published: 15/06/2007
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Greater longevity is an indicator of human progress in general. At the same time, increased life expectancy and lower fertility rates are changing the population structure worldwide in a major way: the proportion of older persons is rapidly increasing, a process known as population ageing. The process is inevitable and is already advanced in developed countries and progressing quite rapidly in developing ones.'World Economic and Social Survey 2007: Development in an Ageing World', which first appeared in 1948 as the 'World Economic Survey', celebrates the sixtieth anniversary of this publication. The 2007 edition analyses the implications of population ageing for social and economic development around the world, while recognising that it offers both challenges and opportunities.The 2007 survey argues that the challenges presented by population ageing are not insurmountable, but that societies everywhere need to put in place the policies required to confront those challenges effectively and to ensure an adequate standard of living for each of their members, while respecting and promoting the contribution and participation of all.
Publisher: United Nations