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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 15 September 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 37, p. pe35
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.37.pe35]

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A Century of Population Aging in Germany

Elke Hoffmann, and Sonja Menning

The authors are at the German Centre of Gerontology, Manfred-von-Richthofen-Strasse 2, 12101 Berlin, Germany. E-mail: hoffmann{at}dza.de (E.H.)

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/37/pe35

Key Words: birth rate • demographics • Germany • life expectancy • old-age dependency ratios • population

Abstract: The population of Germany is becoming progressively more elderly, and this article focuses on the causes and implications of that trend. We discuss the demographic processes that occurred in Germany in the second half of the 20th century and describe the developments that the population of Germany will undergo in the next 50 years, which promise to exert a profound influence on the economic and social future of the country.

Citation: E. Hoffmann, S. Menning, A Century of Population Aging in Germany. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (37), pe35 (2004).

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