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Population Aging: Is it a Challenge for OIC Member Countries
Date : 29 January 2009

“Aging” is described as the process by which older individuals become a proportionally larger share of the total population . Developed countries have been aging with an increasing pace in the past few decades which had implications in social security and public health systems. This report attempts to discover to what extend aging is a challenge in OIC member countries. For this purpose, a comparison analysis is made on the ageing processes in the developed countries and OIC member countries.

Within this context, first, the population and the labor force structures in both country groups are analyzed. Then the demographic determinants of aging are evaluated for OIC member countries. In order to understand the future prospects, a model to project future fertility rates of the OIC member countries is constructed. Based on the results of the projections made in the report, the last section concludes.

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