New Approaches to the Conceptualization and Measurement of Age and Ageing

Scherbov S ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0881-1073 & Sanderson W (2020). New Approaches to the Conceptualization and Measurement of Age and Ageing. In: Developments in Demographic Forecasting. Eds. Mazzuco, S. & Keilman, N., pp. 243-258 Cham, Switzerland: Springer. ISBN 978-3-030-42471-8 DOI:10.1007/978-3-030-42472-5_12.

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Abstract

People’s views on population ageing are influenced by the statistics that they read about it. The statistical measures in common use today were first developed around a century ago, in a very different demographic environment. For around two decades, we have been studying population ageing and have been arguing that its conventional portrayal is misleading. In this chapter, we summarize some of that research, which provides an alternative picture of population ageing, one that is more appropriate for twenty-first century. More details about our new view of population ageing can be found in. (Sanderson and Scherbov 2019). Population ageing can be measured in different ways. An example of this can found in the UN’s Profiles in Ageing, 2017. One way is to report on the forecasted increase in the number of people 60+ years old in the world.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Depositing User: Luke Kirwan
Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2020 11:10
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2020 11:10
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/16753

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