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Ageing Populations


An ageing population is one with a high proportion of elderly people. Countries
with this population structure tend to be in stage 5 of the DTM. Elderly people
are dependent on the working population to provide them with things such as
pensions, care and health services. Having a…

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Encouraging the immigration of young people increases the working
population so that there are more people paying taxes to support the
elderly
These two strategies do not help towards sustainable development as
the population size will increase
Raising the retirement age means that people contribute to state
pensions for longer…

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Coping strategies

The retirement age is set to be raised from 60 for women and 65
for men to 68 for everybody by 2046. This means people will be
working longer, so more will be paying taxes and less will be collecting a
pension
Encouraging women to have children through…

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