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Double Vulnerability: Older Women and Health in Slovenia

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Demographic trends in Slovenia follow the same pattern as in other developed countries: for the last twenty years they have showed birth rates decreased by almost 50 per cent, and a constantly increasing number of older citizens (Jakoš, 2002). At the moment, there are 14.6 % of people above 65 (Šelb-Šemerl et al, 2004) and according to a demographic projection, it is expected that older people will represent approximately 16.5 % of the total population in 2020 (Jakoš, 1999). This trend is reported to be on the rapid increase – in the year 2040 the calculations for Slovenia predict 30% of the population to be older people than 65 years of age (Hvalič Touzery, 2005). With respect to gender there is a noticeable misbalance especially in the oldest old stage of life, the majority of the old people being women.

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Social Support Social Network United Nations Development Programme Homeless Youth Close Family 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.College of Health StudiesUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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