Population Aging: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead.

Thursday, 14 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Elise Richter Saal (Main Building)
RC41 Sociology of Population (host committee)

Language: English

The shift in the distribution of a country’s population towards older ages is considered as population aging which arises due to increasing longevity and declining fertility. Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world’s population over 60 years will double from about 11% to 22%. The absolute number of people aged 60 years and over is expected to increase from 605 million to 2 billion over the same period. The number of older people who are no longer able to look after themselves in developing countries is forecast to quadruple by 2050. Many developing countries will experience even faster population aging than the currently developed countries in the future. By 2050, nations like China and Brazil will have a greater proportion of older people than the USA. 
The aging population contributes to society as a vital social resource but at the same time the issues like implications for work, families, health care, pension and social security systems emerge, which require designing institutional and service policies and programmes for them. The above issues will be discussed in the session comparing the developing and developed countries from the point of view of societal and population transition.
Session Organizer:
Rajendra PATIL, Shivaji University, India
Empirical Research Related to the Quality of Life in Chinese Urban Elderly People
Peng XU, Institute of Sociology, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, China
Ageing Problem and Old Age HOME in Sangli, India
Sujata KARADE, Smt. C.B. Shah Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Sangli, India
Healthy Ageing:Interventions to Improve the Quality of Life
K.B. CHANDRIKA, Number and Name of RC: 41 Sociology of Population, India