Rapidly Aging Populations: Russia/Eastern Europe

  • Natalia S. Gavrilova
  • Leonid A. Gavrilov
Part of the International Handbooks of Population book series (IHOP, volume 1)

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.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Natalia S. Gavrilova
    • 1
  • Leonid A. Gavrilov
    • 2
  1. 1.Center on Economics and Demography of AgingNORC and The University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

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