By James P. Smith,Malay Majmundar,Panel on Policy Research and Data Needs to Meet the Challenge of Aging in Asia,Committee on Population,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
The inhabitants of Asia is transforming into either better and older. Demographically an important continent at the global, Asia's inhabitants, presently envisioned to be 4.2 billion, is anticipated to extend to approximately 5.9 billion through 2050. fast declines in fertility, including emerging lifestyles expectancy, are changing the age constitution of the inhabitants in order that in 2050, for the 1st time in background, there'll be approximately as many folks in Asia over the age of sixty five as below the age of 15.
It is by contrast backdrop that the department of Behavioral and Social study on the U.S. nationwide Institute on getting older (NIA) requested the nationwide examine Council (NRC), in the course of the Committee on inhabitants, to adopt a undertaking on advancing behavioral and social examine on getting older in Asia.
Aging in Asia: Findings from New and rising information Initiatives is a peer-reviewed selection of papers from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand that have been offered at meetings equipped along side the chinese language Academy of Sciences, Indian nationwide technological know-how Academy, Indonesian Academy of Sciences, and technological know-how Council of Japan; the 1st convention was once hosted by means of the chinese language Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing, and the second one convention used to be hosted by way of the Indian nationwide technological know-how Academy in New Delhi. The papers within the quantity spotlight the contributions from new and rising info projects within the area and canopy topic components akin to fiscal development, hard work markets, and intake; kinfolk roles and obligations; and exertions markets and consumption.
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