Essay on Aging Of The Aging Population

1671 Words Oct 23rd, 2015 7 Pages
Aging
The aging population is also known as demographic aging and is described as the shift in age distribution. The current population trend in the United Sates is the working age group comprised of people ranging from ages 20-65 years old. Over the next forty years, the population is expected to be made up mostly of the retired age or people over the age of 65 and the rapid growth of the older population will elevate the number members to about 88.5 million people by the year 2050. Because of the increasing diversity of this country, the future older population is going to include a large number of racial and ethnical groups because of the increase in immigration.

As of 2010, the older population stands at approximately 40.2 million and by 2050 that number is projected to nearly double. The baby boomer population is largely responsible for the increase in the older population. This group of people who were born in the 1960’s will be crossing in to the older population category around 2030 and become a part of the retired population at that point. Another factor in the aging population is the decline of global fertility. While fertility has not been as issue in the past, it is expected to be one of the most growing trends in developing countries. This will affect the entire world eventually and contribute to the aging population everywhere. With this trend will bring many socio-economic related issues as well. Environmental Factors/Demographics

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