one EU country with an ageing population- UK

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  • Ageing population- Uk
    • Causes
      • increased life expectancy and falling birth rates
      • life expectancy is longer bc of advances in medicine and improved living standards
        • proportion of elderly therefore increasing
      • baby boom of 1940's-1960's now 'pensioner boom'
      • since 1970's number of babies born fallen
    • Problems
      • more elderly living in poverty, working population not large enough to pay decent pension
      • health service under pressure as older people need more care
    • Solutions
      • raise retirement age
      • encourage immigration of young people to the UK
      • encourage women to have more children
      • encourage private pensions
    • Successful?
      • to early to tell


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