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Population ageing and international developmentFrom generalisation to evidence$
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Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847421920

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847421920.001.0001

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International development and population ageing

International development and population ageing

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Population ageing and international development

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Policy Press

Population ageing and the lives of older people are often framed by a number of stereotypes and generalisations. It is often misconstrued to be ‘problematic’ for development. However, given the complexity and diversity of development experiences, any claims about the effects of population ageing or experiences of later life must be based on firm, specific evidence. As will be evident in the succeeding chapters, the research study contends that population ageing must be seen as an integral part of development rather than an external threat to it, and that the processes of development are complex and highly variable, giving rise to diverse patterns of population change which lead to diverse experiences of later life.

Keywords:   population ageing, older people, stereotypes, development, later life, population change

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