Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/345395
Title:
Population ageing in Ireland: projections 2002 - 2021.
Authors:
Connell, Peter; Pringle, Dennis
Affiliation:
National Council on Ageing and Older People
Citation:
Connell, P. & Pringle, D., 2004. Population ageing in Ireland: projections 2002 - 2021. Dublin: National Council on Ageing and Older People.
Publisher:
National Council on Ageing and Older People
Issue Date:
2004
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/345395
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
It has been proposed that this 'crisis' will arise because an ageing population will result in a smaller proportion of people of working age supporting an increasingly dependent older age group causing an unsustainable depletion of our public finances. In response to this 'threat', proposed policy solutions have focused on greater fiscal discipline, reduced public provision of services in favour of greater self-sufficiency, increasing productivity and increasing population growth. The 'apocalyptic scenarios' that have been presented are often based on the following assumptions: that older people are a social and economic burden; that the ageing of the population will result in correspondingly higher dependency ratios; and that there is a linear relationship between the size of the older population and public expenditure. These assumptions are at best erroneous and at worst promote ageism in society.
Keywords:
AGEING POPULATION; FINANCE; POPULATION CHANGE; EXPENDITURE
Series/Report no.:
Report; No 81
ISBN:
1900378329

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorConnell, Peteren
dc.contributor.authorPringle, Dennisen
dc.date.accessioned2015-02-26T10:15:43Zen
dc.date.available2015-02-26T10:15:43Zen
dc.date.issued2004en
dc.identifier.citationConnell, P. & Pringle, D., 2004. Population ageing in Ireland: projections 2002 - 2021. Dublin: National Council on Ageing and Older People.en
dc.identifier.isbn1900378329en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/345395en
dc.descriptionIt has been proposed that this 'crisis' will arise because an ageing population will result in a smaller proportion of people of working age supporting an increasingly dependent older age group causing an unsustainable depletion of our public finances. In response to this 'threat', proposed policy solutions have focused on greater fiscal discipline, reduced public provision of services in favour of greater self-sufficiency, increasing productivity and increasing population growth. The 'apocalyptic scenarios' that have been presented are often based on the following assumptions: that older people are a social and economic burden; that the ageing of the population will result in correspondingly higher dependency ratios; and that there is a linear relationship between the size of the older population and public expenditure. These assumptions are at best erroneous and at worst promote ageism in society.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherNational Council on Ageing and Older Peopleen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesReporten
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo 81en
dc.subjectAGEING POPULATIONen
dc.subjectFINANCEen
dc.subjectPOPULATION CHANGEen
dc.subjectEXPENDITUREen
dc.titlePopulation ageing in Ireland: projections 2002 - 2021.en
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentNational Council on Ageing and Older Peopleen
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