Ageing population case study

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  • Created on: 20-05-14 20:30

UK's population is ageing

  • In 2005 16% of the population were over 65 and this is to increase to 25% by 2041
  • People are living longer due to medical advances and improvements in living standards
  • Baby booms in 1940's and 60's led to a pensioner boom now
  • Birth rate falling so fewer young people compared to old people

Problems of an ageing population

  • Working population is not big enough to pay for pensions of all elderly people so living standards of the elderly fall
  • Taxes paid by


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