Demographic Projections and Population Ageing in Ireland

  • Peter Connell
  • Jim Stewart
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Abstract

Numerous studies and commentators have drawn attention to the forecast increase in the cost of old age pension provision, and possible future difficulties in funding pensions in many countries. The World Bank Report, Averting the Old Age Crisis, states in a much quoted foreword that:—

“Systems providing financial security for the old are under increasing strain throughout the world. Rapid demographic transitions caused by rising life expectancy and declining fertility mean that the proportion of old people in the general population is growing rapidly”.

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Pension System Dependency Ratio Pension Scheme Economic Dependency World Bank Report 
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  • Jim Stewart

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