Interpreting the demographic changes.

  title={Interpreting the demographic changes.},
  author={Peter Laslett},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={352 1363},
  • Peter Laslett
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    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
The paper sets out the novel shape of current Western populations as to age composition, and demonstrates that their drastic ageing has been virtually instantaneous. European populations are described as uniquely old, with no precedent whatever in human history. Moreover, all the world's populations are undergoing the same process, including those of the developing societies, at an even faster pace. The general failure of people at large to recognize the process, and their persistent, entirely… CONTINUE READING

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