International Handbook of Population Aging

Volume 1 of the series International Handbooks of Population pp 113-131

Rapidly Aging Populations: Russia/Eastern Europe

  • Natalia S. GavrilovaAffiliated withCenter on Economics and Demography of Aging, NORC and The University of Chicago
  • , Leonid A. GavrilovAffiliated withUniversity of Chicago

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Population aging is a global phenomenon and countries of Eastern European are also experiencing a rapid increase in the proportion of older people. The proportion of elderly people in Eastern Europe is currently lower than in the European region as a whole. However population aging in this region is expected to continue over the next few decades, eventually leading to the convergence in the proportion of older people in the countries of Eastern and Western Europe.