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How populations age

Goldstein, J. R.
In: Uhlenberg, P. (Ed.): International handbook of population aging, 7–18
International handbooks of population 1
Dordrecht [et al.], Springer (2009)


In this chapter, I explain how changes in rates of birth, death, and migration act to change the age structure of populations. I present commonly used measures of population aging and give an overview of world population aging. Simple mathematical results for stable and non-stable populations are presented. Finally, I discuss adaptation to population aging, notably the different nature of aging caused by fewer births as opposed to longer lives. Examples of population aging are illustrated using the historical and forecast populations of India, Sweden, and Vietnam.
Schlagwörter: demographic transition, fertility, migration, mortality
Das Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung (MPIDR) in Rostock ist eines der international führenden Zentren für Bevölkerungswissenschaft. Es gehört zur Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, einer der weltweit renommiertesten Forschungsgemeinschaften.