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Title: Population aging raises questions for policymakers 
Author: Lee, Sang-Hyop; Mason, Andrew
Date: 2000
Publisher: Honolulu: East-West Center
Abstract: All across Asia, populations age 65 and above are expected to grow rapidly over the next 50 years, both in terms of absolute numbers and as a proportion of Asian populations as a whole. Within the elderly population, the majority will continue to be women. Expanding proportions will be in the oldest age groups, will have a living spouse, and will have few or no adult children, while shrinking proportions will be in the workforce. These developments present a clear challenge to policymakers. Who will provide Asia's growing elderly population with the health services, financial support, and personal care they will need?
Series/Report No.: Asia-Pacific population & policy ; no. 53
Description: For more about the East-West Center, see
Pages/Duration: 4 pages
LC Subject Headings: Older people - Government policy - Asia
Age distribution (Demography) - Asia

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  • Asia-Pacific Population & Policy [69]
    Asia-Pacific Population & Policy is a four-page policy brief, issued quarterly, that summarizes research on population and reproductive health for policymakers and others concerned with the Asia-Pacific region.


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