Survey of health, ageing and retirement of Europe: first results for Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324203
Title:
Survey of health, ageing and retirement of Europe: first results for Ireland
Authors:
Harmon, Colm; Delaney, Liam; Kennedy, Jean; Kelleher, Cecily; Gannon, Brenda; O'Shea, Eamon
Affiliation:
UCD Geary Institute and Irish Centre for Social Gerontology NUIG
Citation:
Harmon C ,Delaney L, Kennedy J, Kelleher C, Gannon B, O'Shea E. Survey of health ageing and retirement of Europe: frist results for Ireland. Dublin: UCD Geary Institute; 2008. 43p.
Publisher:
UCD Geary Institute
Issue Date:
2008
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/324203
Additional Links:
http://www.share-project.org/
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
The developed world in generat and Europe in particular, is facing a dramatic demographic transition. Total fertility ratios (TFR) in Europe 'are stable at levels well below that required to maintain current levels of population, and in 2006 the median TFR was an unprecedented 1.3 children per woman (Kohler et al., 2006). From 2015 the death rate will exceed the birth rate, and the European Union will be reliant on migration to maintain its population. Consequently, its citizens are predicted to age significantly over the coming decades, and by 2050 half of its population will be over 50. Ireland represents somewhat of an exception to the European trend, with population expected to grow to 6.7 million by 2060. Despite this, Ireland will also face the burdens of an ageing population. By 2021 the proportion of total population aged over 65 will have grown by 59 per cent, and by 2061 a further 142 per cent. The ratio of people of working age to people over the retirement age will decrease from 5.6 in 2006 to 1.8 in 2061 (Green Paper on Pensions, 2007).
Keywords:
STATISTICAL DATA; OLDER PEOPLE; RETIREMENT

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHarmon, Colmen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDelaney, Liamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKennedy, Jeanen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelleher, Cecilyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGannon, Brendaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Eamonen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-05T09:41:17Z-
dc.date.available2014-08-05T09:41:17Z-
dc.date.issued2008-
dc.identifier.citationHarmon C ,Delaney L, Kennedy J, Kelleher C, Gannon B, O'Shea E. Survey of health ageing and retirement of Europe: frist results for Ireland. Dublin: UCD Geary Institute; 2008. 43p.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/324203-
dc.descriptionThe developed world in generat and Europe in particular, is facing a dramatic demographic transition. Total fertility ratios (TFR) in Europe 'are stable at levels well below that required to maintain current levels of population, and in 2006 the median TFR was an unprecedented 1.3 children per woman (Kohler et al., 2006). From 2015 the death rate will exceed the birth rate, and the European Union will be reliant on migration to maintain its population. Consequently, its citizens are predicted to age significantly over the coming decades, and by 2050 half of its population will be over 50. Ireland represents somewhat of an exception to the European trend, with population expected to grow to 6.7 million by 2060. Despite this, Ireland will also face the burdens of an ageing population. By 2021 the proportion of total population aged over 65 will have grown by 59 per cent, and by 2061 a further 142 per cent. The ratio of people of working age to people over the retirement age will decrease from 5.6 in 2006 to 1.8 in 2061 (Green Paper on Pensions, 2007).en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherUCD Geary Instituteen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.share-project.org/en_GB
dc.subjectSTATISTICAL DATAen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectRETIREMENTen_GB
dc.titleSurvey of health, ageing and retirement of Europe: first results for Irelanden_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentUCD Geary Institute and Irish Centre for Social Gerontology NUIGen_GB
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