Essay on Ageing Population And Its Consequences

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Between 1946 and 1964, the world noticed a significant, and until then, unrivalled rise in birth. That very period of continuous birth is well-known as “Baby Boom“ and was considered as a real blessing after the disaster of World War II. Nevertheless, the blessed generation is now getting older and gradually generates senior citizens. Consequently, the world is nowadays facing the phenomenon of an ageing population and its consequences.
According to the World Bank’s datas concerning ageing population, since 2010, the number of people aged 65 and above is constantly increasing. This tendency is greatly emphasised by the current falling birth rates ; indeed, the fertility rate tends to decrease, if it is not already very low (The World Bank). This is mainly due to the improving life expectancy ; worldwide, the life expectancy gained, on average, between 1 and 2 years on the period 2010-2012, which is supported by a better access to sanitation facilities (The
World Bank). Furthermore, “medical researchers expect that a life expectancy of 90 or more will soon become the norm“ (Pearce, 2010, pp 286). As a result, if the ageing population is actually threatening society with serious problems, I strongly believe that an ageing population is not such a burden, and even shows real benefits.
! On the one hand, the world ageing population is likely to cause major problems for society within the next few decades.
! First of all, this phenomenon is gradually leading to geographical…

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