The Graying World: Socio-Economical Causes and Consequences of Global Aging

Łukasz Jurek

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The article presents the general causes and consequences of one of the most important issues of the modern world – population aging. In the first part, population aging will be presented as a global process. Then, two causes – 1) fertility decline and 2) lengthening life expectancy – changing the shape of the population pyramid will be discussed. Finally, the paper will present the most important socio-economical consequences of population aging: challenges for social security system, changes in the labor market, economic slowdown, etc.


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global aging; models of population; demographic transformation; society; labor market

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