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Population ageing and international development: From generalisation to evidence

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock


Over the next forty years the number of people aged over sixty in the world, many of whom live in developing regions, will grow by 1¼ billion. What will old age be like for them? This book provides an analysis of links between development, population ageing and older people, challenging some widely held misconceptions. It highlights the complexity of international experiences and argues that the effects of population ageing on development are influenced by policy choices. The book recognizes that development is a global process and refers to the experiences of a wide range of countries, includ ... More

Keywords: developing regions, old age, population ageing, policy choices, economics, sociology, demography

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781847421920
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781847421920.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock, author