R. P. Ranan-Eliya, N. de Mel, E. Ramachandra and D. Senagama
Year of publication -1998
Price: US$ 35
Between 1990 and 2020 the world population will grow by 45% from the current5.3 billion to 7.7 billion people. The Asian region accounting for 60% of the world population will be the main contributor to this population expansion. Parallel to this population expansion, the impact of higher living standards, improvements in education, sanitation and water supply and advances in medical technology is bringing about drastic reduction in infant mortality and fertility, and a significant increase in the longevity of life. The combination of these factors has lead inevitably to demographic ageing – an increase in the share of the aged population in the world…