To what extent is population ageing a worldwide problem?
Population ageing means the growing older and the fewer workers. It is our common challenge all over the world in the 21st century. Some people consider that the appearance is a difficult problem in universal and also a large extent trouble. To the contrary, the others guess that it is a small extent problem which can have ways to solve. This essay will discuss whether population ageing is a worldwide problem, looking at how much the problem is. It will focus on the serious phenomenon in many regions. Population ageing is becoming a serious problem all over the world. The reasons why the population ageing increased are the world fertility rate and the life expectancy. The birth rate decreased because the women have their own business and they do not have enough time to take care of children (Eshre Capri, 2010). It reflects the equal of growing gender: researches suggest that female always want to have fewer children than do male (businessweek.com, 2013). Likewise, there are two main points for the life expectancy. In the one hand, in the future medical innovation will be increased, including new drugs and treatments (Lichtenberg, 2005). Creative medical reduces mortality. Many people are getting more and more elder. They will come across diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease and so on. However, medical innovation will help them to overcome diseases. And life expectancy grew up at last. On the other hand, there is more money for health care in richer countries (Suen, 2006). The wealth can influence people who can live longer. Rich people can spend their lives more healthy. For example, they can eat healthfully and have a better health care. The more developed countries which live in there can have a long life span than the others. In the future, it will be the richer, the longer life expectancy. Owing to these reasons is about the population ageing. It becomes a worldwide problem. There are...
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