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Demography of Aging in the Nordic Countries

  • Gerdt Sundström
Part of the International Handbooks of Population book series (IHOP, volume 1)

The Nordic countries, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, have a long history of population aging. They were among the first countries to experience rapid population aging and this aging resulted in government commissions on pensions being formed in the 1800s. Concerns over population aging led to the formation of other commissions on how to foster higher fertility and how to provide public old-age care a few decades later.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerdt Sundström
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  1. 1.Institute of Gerontology School of Health SciencesJönköping UniversityJönköpingSweden

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