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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging$
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Barbara Berkman and Sarah D'Ambruoso

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195173727

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.001.0001

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World Population Aging

World Population Aging

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(p.939) 87 World Population Aging
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Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging
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James Lubben

Joann Damron-Rodriguez

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195173727.003.0087

This chapter highlights the major demographic changes taking place in aging societies. It cites the tripling of the world's population 65 years of age and older over the next 50 years, and argues that the implications of this rapid aging will profoundly shape the 21st century.

Keywords:   aging, elderly, demographic changes

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