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    Are older people a burden? challenging the myths

    Vera-Sanso, Penny Are older people a burden? challenging the myths. In: UNSPECIFIED (ed.) Facing the Facts: the Truth about Ageing and Development. London, UK: Age International, pp. 21-23.

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    We all know that we are living through a time of global population growth unprecedented in human history. The number of people in the world has doubled since 1970, and will grow further, from 7 to 10 billion, by 2050. But less well-known is the fact that the world is ageing as well as growing. There are currently 868 million older people in the world, and by 2050 this number will have reached more than 2 billion – 21 per cent of the world’s population. And most will live in developing countries.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Penny Vera-Sanso
    Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2022 16:42
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:14


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