OECD Regions at a Glance 2013

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This fifth edition of OECD Regions at a Glance shows how regions and cities contribute to national growth and the well-being of societies.It updates its regular set of region-by-region indicators, examining a wide range of policies and trends and identifying those regions that are outperforming or lagging behind in their country. The report covers all 34 OECD member countries, and, where data are available, Brazil, China,Colombia, India, the Russian Federation and South Africa.

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Concentration of the elderly and children in regions

In most OECD countries, the population is ageing. Due to higher life expectancy and low fertility rates, the elderly population (those aged 65 years and over) accounted for 15% of the OECD population in 2012. The proportion of elderly population is remarkably lower in the emerging economies (Brazil, China, and South Africa), and in Mexico and Turkey ().

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