AGE­ING ASIA

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WHAT: Adapt­ing to Ag­ing Asia WHEN: Dec 5-7, Tokyo WHAT TO LOOK FOR: In­creased longevity and de­creased fer­til­ity rates have put Asia at the fore­front of one of the global de­mo­graphic trends and de­vel­op­ment chal­lenges. In 2012, 11 per cent of the Asian pop­u­la­tion was aged 60 years or above, and by 2050, this is ex­pected to in­crease to 24 per cent. The tran­si­tion is hap­pen­ing at an un­prece­dented pace and at a time when tra­di­tional fam­ily sup­port sys­tems are weak­en­ing.

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