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World population ageing 2013

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World Population Ageing 2013 provides a description of global trends in population ageing and includes a series of indicators of the ageing process by development regions, major areas, regions and countries. It considers the process of population ageing for the world as a whole, for more and less developed regions, major areas and regions as well as individual countries or areas. Demographic profiles highlighting the relevant indicators of population ageing and covering the period 1950 to 2050 are provided for each country or area.

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Sources, methods and classifications

Data on demographic trends used in the present report are taken from the 2012 Revision of the official United Nations world population estimates and projections (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, 2013). In addition, data on labour force participation were obtained from the International Labour Organization (2011) and data on statutory retirement age from the United States Social Security Administration (2013). Data on living arrangements and marital status were compiled from United Nations (2012).

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