Growing Old Before Becoming Rich: Challenges of An Aging Population in Sri Lanka

Publication | December 2019

This report discusses how Sri Lanka can prepare for the challenges of an aging population.

Price
  • US$25.00 (paperback)

By 2050, Sri Lanka will go through an unprecedented demographic transition into an aging population at a lower level of per capita income than other aging economies. This publication analyzes the living arrangements and incomes of the over-60s in Sri Lanka, and patterns and trends of aging. It identifies the challenges the country is likely to face and suggests how policy makers can tackle them.

Contents 

  • Sri Lanka’s Demographic Transition: Growing Old Before Becoming Rich
  • The State of the Elderly
  • Pensions and Old-Age Income Support
  • Labor Market and Population Aging
  • Health and Long-Term Care for the Elderly
  • Summary and Conclusion

Additional Details

Type
Subjects
  • Poverty
  • Social development and protection
  • Aging and the Elderly
Countries
  • Sri Lanka
Pages
  • 92
Dimensions
  • 8.5 x 11
SKU
  • TCS190612-2
ISBN
  • 978-92-9261-964-0 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-965-7 (electronic)

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