Population ageing in Lebanon: current status, future prospects and implications for policy.

  title={Population ageing in Lebanon: current status, future prospects and implications for policy.},
  author={A M Sibai and Kasturi Sen and May Baydoun and Prem Narain Saxena},
  journal={Bulletin of the World Health Organization},
  volume={82 3},
During the past three decades, fast declines in fertility and mortality in Lebanon have created a compressed demographic transition, a growing trend towards survival into later life, and a larger proportion of elderly people in the population. Projections show that people aged 65 years and over are expected to constitute 10.2% of the population by 2025. Nevertheless, changes to the structure and composition of the population remain unmatched by any corresponding increase in support measures… CONTINUE READING

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