Population ageing in a globalised world: risks and dilemmas?

Khan, Hafiz ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1817-3730 (2018) Population ageing in a globalised world: risks and dilemmas? Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. ISSN 1356-1294

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Abstract

The 21st century has been described as the first era in human history when the world will no longer be young. There will be drastic changes in many aspects of our lives including socio-demographically, financial preparedness, and attitudes towards healthcare in older age. This article focuses on global population ageing and will evaluate the likely risks and dilemmas of demographic ageing within the context of the health and wellbeing of individuals. Four main areas covering the unequal distribution of risks in later life will be discussed: i) burden of disease in epidemiological transition, ii) financial security in retirement, iii) familial resources for older peoples’ care, and iv), a workforce for older peoples’ care. While population ageing is a global trend, its impact is not equal everywhere. Some important dilemmas are illustrated in this paper that may also fuel the potential risks of ageing in society. Interesting findings emerged that could be useful to policy-makers for formulating future planning and policy implementation. The study indicates that developing countries are likely to face more challenges than developed countries in the years to come.

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Additional Information: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Population ageing in a globalized world: Risks and dilemmas?, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jep.13071. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: global ageing, globalization, public health, risks and dilemmas
Subjects: Medicine and health > Health promotion and public health
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Depositing User: Hafiz Khan
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2018 14:37
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2019 13:16
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/5543

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