Ageing in the Caribbean: implications of a changing population

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April 2016
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ECLAC Studies and Perspective Series
Demographic Economics - Migration

Over the next twenty years, the Caribbean will see a rapid and dramatic ageing of its population. Over this period, the number of persons aged 60 and over will increase from 1.2 million (14 per cent of the population) to 2 million (22 per cent). The number aged 70 and over will increase from 0.53 million (6 per cent) to 1.05 million (12 per cent). The pupilation will continue to are for the remainder of the century albeit at a somewhat slower rate. All Caribbean countries and territories will see significant increases in the proportions of older persosn in their respective populations.


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