Ageing as a Global Challenge in the New Millennium

Abstract

The impact of demographic change on needs for health and social provision.

Keywords: ageing; demography

Figure 1.

Population structure of England and Wales in 1901 and 1971. National Census data.

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Evans, John Grimley(Sep 2005) Ageing as a Global Challenge in the New Millennium. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. http://www.els.net [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0003965]