The implications of an aging population structure

Lori A. Post*, Sarah J. Swierenga, James Oehmke, Charles Salmon, Artem Prokhorov, Emily Meyer, Vivek Joshi

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The proportion of the population that is in the older age cohorts is growing at a rapid rate. We have projected out the population until the year 2030 when the baby boomers will have become "elderly". The number of persons over the age of 65 will double by this time and the median age will increase by five years. This study on the impact of aging focuses on the increasing elderly population of Michigan (similar in structure to the US population), outcomes of aging, and precautionary measures to offset some of the more negative consequences of an aging population such as elder abuse.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-57
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006


  • Aging
  • Dependency ratios
  • Economic implications
  • Elderly population
  • Population projections

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)


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