5 Demography of Aging

Marc A. Garcia, Catherine García, Kyriakos Markides

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Demographic changes in fertility, mortality, and migration, have had profound effects on the age-structure of many societies worldwide. These population trends in global aging require improved data and analyses to assist societies with social and economic shifts in social welfare and health care services, labor markets and retirement, technology, housing, transportation, and intergenerational relationships. With an increasingly larger share in the population of aging adults in virtually every country throughout the world, it is imperative that governments design innovative policies specifically aimed at public services to benefit aging individuals and societies. In this chapter, we provide a thorough overview of important issues related to global trends in population aging and conclude with future research directions in the demography of aging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbooks of Sociology and Social Research
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media B.V.
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameHandbooks of Sociology and Social Research
ISSN (Print)1389-6903
ISSN (Electronic)2542-839X


  • Demographic transition
  • Dependency ratios
  • Global aging
  • Life expectancy
  • Population trends
  • Replacement migration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology (miscellaneous)
  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science


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