The Problem Of Ageing Population Essay

838 Words Aug 4th, 2015 4 Pages
Population around the world has been rising. Even in some countries where the number of newborn baby are declining, due to the growth of life expectancy, their population also do not stop climbing. This case usually happens in developed countries, and UK is one of those countries. According to Office for National Statistic, UK population has been increased gradually (ONS, 2014), and it also reported that the generation born in the two decades of the baby boom after the World War Two is now coming to the age of around 50-70 year-old (ONS, 2014). This may imply the continuous of ageing population, and compared to 2010, there will be 51% more people aged 65 and over in 2030 (House of Lords, 2013).
This essay discusses the problems of ageing population in the next thirty years at the point of elderly care. It offers two solution and these are then evaluated.
Problem
Since the average age of population climbed, the situation surround the age 60 and over has been changing. For instance, the retirement age was phased out from UK in 2011 (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 2010), although it is estimated that two years after past their previous State Pension age; women for 60 and men for 65, only 50 per cent of whom chose to continue their career will remain working (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, 2010). However, saving will be not enough if they retired from their job in the age of 60, 65 or additional another few years, because due to the growth…

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