Subtitle An International Perspective
Publisher SAGE Publications
EAN/ISBN 978-1412939096
Release Date 2010-08-15
Author(s) Robbyn R. Wacker and Karen A. Roberto
Summary Due to population explosion and a global increase in average life expectancies, an unprecedentedly high percentage of the world′s population is aging. By the middle of this century there will be up to 2 billion individuals over the age of 65, a demographic shift never before experienced in our human history. In addition, declining birth rates in industrialized countries means a decrease in the number of adults under 64. In Aging Social Policies: An International Perspective the authors consider how policy — domestic and international — affects and will continue to affect the lives of our aging population.