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.
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…
Population ageing and urbanization are two global trends that together comprise major forces shaping the 21st century and at the same time as cities are growing, their share of residents aged 60 years and more is increasing. Older people are a resource for their families, communities and economies in supportive and enabling living environments. (WHO, 2015)
The world is rapidly ageing: the number of people aged 60 and over as a proportion of the global population will double from…
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…
Australia is a thriving nation continually growing and ageing. According to The Treasury, 2007, the ageing of the population is the direct consequence of sustained low fertility rate whereas, an increased life expectancy at birth. Migration will mitigate these influences, as generally, the majority of migrants are younger than Australia’s resident population. However, according to the 2015 Intergenerational Report, the male life expectancy is projected to increase from 91.5 years to 95.1 years…
Research Question: What are the effects of an ageing population on Hong Kong?
Supervisor: Mr. Murchie
What are the effects of an ageing population on Hong Kong?
For my Extended Essay, I will focus on the effects of the problem of ageing population in Hong Kong. Ageing population is a shift in the country’s or a region’s population towards older ages. This is usually reflected in an increase in the proportion of the…
Ageing Bias and Ageism
The terms age bias and ageism can be used interchangeably and was first recognized as an issue in 1969 by Robert Butler, MD, and continues to be an issue in today’s society. This paper will define ageism and provide examples of age bias that older adults experience in day to day living. A community education plan will be provided to help bring awareness to ageism and age bias (Achenbaum, 2015).
Definition and Examples
Definition of Ageism
Butler defined ageism as “a…
The Effects of Ageing on the Human Body and its impacts on Pre-Hospital Management
Ageing can be defined as the normal, predictable, and irreversible changes of different organ systems over time that ultimately leads to death (Aschkenasy & Rothenhaus, 2006). What’s more Aschkenasy & Rothenhaus (2006) state that physiological changes during the natural ageing process generally result in a loss of functional reserve within most organ systems. Ageing is accompanied by alterations…
Worldwide, the proportion of people aged over 60 years is growing faster than any other age group [1, 2]. This can be considered a result of both longer life expectancy (decreased death rate) and declining fertility rates . In 2006, it was estimated that 688 million people were 60 years or older, and, by the year of 2050, this age group is expected to increase to 2 billion, becoming larger than the age group of children under the age of 14 years .
In Australia, the number of…
Havighurst (1961) defined it as "adding life to the years" and "getting satisfaction from life".
Ryff (1982) viewed successful and graceful ageing as positive or ideal functioning related to developmental work over the life course.
Fisher (1992) has drawn attention to the strategies for coping.
Gibson (1995) stated that successful ageing "refers to reaching one's potential and arriving at a level of physical, social, and psychological well-being in old age that is pleasing to both self and…
Australia and Japan while being two of the world’s most economically developed countries are facing their biggest challenge yet, the quickly ageing population. In that respect, Japan is facing the biggest population crisis as over 20% of its population are already falling into the 65 years and above population group and it is expected for the population to age and decline even further in the future. Whereas Australia is following the Japan footsteps, the young population is overtaken by the…