SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF AGEING POPULATION IN PUNJABJournal: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Vol.4, No. 27)
Publication Date: 2017-01-04
Authors : Ram Sharn;
Page : 3233-3240
Keywords : Crude Birth rate; Total Fertility rate; Spatial distribution; Ageing Population;
Studying ageing population has traditionally been the domain of gerontologists. Consequently, most of research on ageing population has centered on health related issues and policy. In this research work we are fundamentally concerned with the geographical dimensions of aging population. The spatial pattern of ageing is based on crude birth rate, total fertility rate and life expectancy and migration processes. As life expectancy grows and fertility rates decline, senior citizens will make up an ever-larger share of the total population. The effect of this demographic shift will be staggering. ?It will come with a whopping price tag, which will place a massive burden on an ever smaller workingage population? (Peterson, 1999). It focuses on population ageing, exploring where and why of spatial pattern of ageing population. The approach of analysing spatial trends in one particular age group is adopted in this study as it provides a useful and relevant platform for negotiating the broader theoretical and methodological debate in human geography.
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