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Population ageing from a lifecourse perspectiveCritical and international approaches$
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Kathrin Komp and Stina Johansson

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781447310716

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2015

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447310716.001.0001

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A demographer’s view

A demographer’s view

population structures tell a story about lifecourses

(p.13) Two A demographer’s view
Population ageing from a lifecourse perspective

J. Scott Brown

Scott M. Lynch

Policy Press

Population ageing is a demographic phenomenon, which is often captured in population projections. Demographers make such projections based on a combination of fertility rates, mortality rates, and migration rates. These three pieces of information correspond to the life events of childbirth, death, and migration, which are structuring elements in life-courses. The present chapter draws on this connection between macro-level change and individual lives to illustrate that population ageing tells a story about life-courses.

Keywords:   demography, population ageing, demographic transition, life-course, international comparison

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