The Gerontologist, Vol 31, Issue 2 195-203, Copyright © 1991 by The Gerontological Society of America
Paths for future population aging
Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Pomona College, Claremont, CA 91711.
Developed countries with low fertility and mortality rates are already
experiencing population aging and will continue to do so. Some developing
countries undergoing demographic transitions are beginning to acknowledge
the issues of population aging. The projected declines in fertility in
other developing countries will mean substantial population aging in the
future. Alternative measures for population aging can clarify issues that
arise with this process. Because population aging is inevitable, all
countries need to incorporate aging policies with population policies.