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10 September 2010

Burden of ageing an exaggeration

The burden of ageing populations in industrialised societies is less than expected because the health of the elderly has improved, according to study.

The burden of ageing populations in industrialised societies is less than expected because the health of the elderly has improved, according to study in the journal Science

Current determinations are based largely on United Nations ageing forecasts based on the proportion of the population age 65 and older, and the "old age dependency ratio" (OADR), which considers the number of people dependent on others when they reach age 65.

 
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