Search All Site Content

Total Index: 6428 publications.

Subscribe to our Mailing List!

Sign up for our mailing list to keep up to date on all the latest developments.

Is Korea Ready for the Demographic Revolution? The World's Most Rapidly Aging Society with the Most Rapidly Declining Fertility Rate
Region: Asia
Theme: Domestic
Location: Korea, South
Published May 25, 2011
Download PDF

The world is about to experience a demographic revolution. Throughout history, the elderly population (people aged 65 and over) never amounted to more than 2−3% in any country. Today, in developed countries, the elderly population accounts for 15% of the total population. The United Nations projected that by 2030 the elderly population will increase to 25% and nearly 30% by 2050. Soon, the elderly population will outnumber children under age 5 for the first time in human history.

This browser does not support PDFs. Please download the PDF to view it: Download PDF