Population & Development, Economic Development, Latin America and Caribbean
Population and Aging - Is Latin America Ready?

A new report from the World Bank’s Human Development Network warns that governments and communities in the region cannot afford to be complacent about a ‘greying revolution,’ given that the next 50 years will be very different from its past half century. According to Population Aging: Is Latin America Ready?, economic growth in Latin America will be more challenging in countries with large numbers of elderly people and meeting health care, pension, and other needs will be especially difficult for low- and middle-income countries. Establishing appropriate policies and institutions to accommodate the region’s powerful demographic shifts will be vital to safeguard Latin America’s social and economic future.

Link: http://issuu.com/world.bank.publications/docs/9780821384879/1?zoomed=&zoomPercent=&zoomX=&zoomY=&not...
Added by View user profileMoushumi Biswas on March 30, 2011