Facts & Issues

Facts and Issues

Updates 15th November -

International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse:

(INPEA) World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2008 Report by Guest Editor Dr.Mala Kapur Shankardass. Read the Report by Dr. Mala Kapur Shankardass


Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century. This report is about the geopolitical implications of “global aging”—the dramatic transformation in population age structures and growth rates being brought about by falling fertility and rising longevity worldwide. Its viewpoint is that of the United States in particular and of today’s developed countries in general. Its timeframe is roughly the next half-century, from today through 2050. Read in detail

Updates 1st October -

Census of India - Household with aged person. Read in Detail
Fighting `Invisible Discrimination' Against Age

The World Health Organization has outlined the characteristics of an age-friendly city in an 82-page guide, highlighting concerns in eight key areas: outdoor spaces and buildings; transportation; housing; social participation; respect and social inclusion; civic participation and employment; communication and information; and community support and health services. Read more

Census Reference Tables - Total Population. Know more
Census of India – Broad Age Group. Read more
Census Martial status. Know more

Updates 1st August -

Equal treatment, equal rights

Ten actions to end age discrimination, Read here

Guidebook for developing and supporting older persons’ organisations

Moldova, a former Soviet Republic achieved independence in 1991. Moldova is one of the poorest countries in Europe, however the economy has started growing after years of severe contraction. Moldova has the population of 3.58 million1 of which roughly two thirds live in rural areas. The proportion of older people has seen an incremental increase from less than 10% during 1970s to currently more than 13% of the total population. However with the massive emigration of the working age population the actual proportion of older people in the resident population is much higher. Read more


Updates 1st July -

Elder Abuse its there!!!!!!!

There is a general feeling amongst Senior Citizens that children of to-day do not bother about their parents, their wishes, their happiness, their requirements etc and some children misbehave and/or beat their parents! They do not recollect that their parents had the same feelings for their children!! Not respecting parents is also termed by some as elder abuse, as parents expect that as they have brought up their children well as per their then capacity, children must accept this and feel grateful and respect them. Read an article by M. V. Ruparelia

The old and the ignored

With the population of elderly people rising, their health care has become a matter of concern especially since the family support system is crumbling and there is no comprehensive geriatric care system.Read More

Updates 15th May -

Age Discrimination in 5 continents

Demographic change in Asia is remarkable for its speed. The improvements in survival and the declines in fertility over such a short period of time are unparalleled in other regions of the world. (Linda Martin, Population Council of New York). Even more remarkable are the growth rates of the elderly population and the concomitant increases in the sheer size of elderly populations. Pakistan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore with growth rates of over 4.0 per cent per year will have double the number in less than 17 years for their older populations. In 2050, China is projected to have 100 million in the oldest-old category, followed by India with 47 million. Worldwide, according to the UN, older people will increase from 200 million in 2000 to 2 billion in 2050 – with 60% of the older population in Asia. Read More


Top five issues likely to have the most impact on shareholder value over the next five years. Read Here

10 facts on ageing and the life course:

This document gives facts about ageing, Read More

Ageing and the Aged: Are the aged a liability or an asset, a burden or a social resource? Read More
Covering the silent revolution:

This “silent revolution” has to do with the fact that human beings are living longer than ever before. Twenty years were added to the average life expectancy worldwide in the last 50 years of the 20th Century. In the year 2000 there were 606 million persons aged 60 and above across the globe, making up ten per cent of the world population. By 2050 the total number of “older persons” is expected to rise to 1.9 billion and the proportion to 21 per cent. It is estimated that one in every five persons on the earth will be over 60 half way through this first century of the new millennium. Read More


India is growing old! The stark reality of the ageing scenario in India is that there are 77 million older persons in India today, and the number is growing to grow to 177 million in another 25 years. With life expectancy having increased from 40 years in 1951 to 64 years today, a person today has 20 years more to live than he would have 50 years back. However, this is not without problems. With this kind of an ageing scenario, there is pressure on all aspects of care for the older persons – be it financial, health or shelter. Read More

Government plans on age discrimination: a short guide

This guide has been written by Help the Aged to help you make sense of new and important proposals from government. We hope you will use the form that comes with this guide to give the Government your own opinions and experiences. These can be experiences which you have faced, or which have been faced by members of your family or close friends. Read More

Important name for stages of Ageing, Read More

Myths and Realities of Ageing This fact sheet describes some of the prejudices our society has about ageing. Ten of the most common myths of ageing are explored. A description of what is really true follows each myth. Read More

Older people and Primary Health Care (PHC)

Increased longevity is a triumph for public health and the result of social and economic development. However many individuals will face, as they age, the risk of having at least one chronic disease, such as hypertension, diabetes and osteo-muscular conditions. All countries need to be prepared to address the consequences of demographic trends. Dealing with the increasing burden of chronic diseases requires health promotion and disease prevention intervention at community level as well as disease management strategies within their health care system. Read More

The health and well-being of older people and their families in the tea estates of Sri Lanka, Read More
Today’s Research on Ageing: PROGRAM AND POLICY IMPLICATIONS, Read More
World Ageing Table, Read in Detail