To What Extent and in What Ways Does the Ageing Population Present Potential Challenges for Modern Societies?

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To what extent and in what ways does the ageing population present potential challenges for modern societies? The population in Britain has an ageing population due to a mixture of declining births and life anticipation. This trend is being quite worse by unavoidable retirement from the so called baby boom generations which will occur over the next few decades. The so called baby boomers have been born from the first few decades form the second world war and now its time for them to retire or some may have retired. During this period of time there have been around seventeen millions births which have been recorded in Britain itself. For those born in this time have now reached at the point of time that they have to retire and this is affecting the of society itself rather than economically in Britain. In the 70’s and 80’s there have been successful generations of falling fertility rates which are also known as ‘baby bust’, as currently there are birth rates at approximately about “1.7 per woman” but this needs to be around about “2.1” in order to replace the existing birth rates, as birth rates did fall below the replacement levels. These facts and figures are only assumptions and will only imply for the future social problems. As there are threats that will be a “Demographic time bomb” as the society will face with an enduring “labour shortage and productivity deficit”, these are yet believed to be myths. This so called myth us assumed that these trends will continue, and it will be held responsible for those to provide for the great numbers of elderly citizens will fall onto the working population from whom it will afflict on. This is where the solution for immigration takes place. Whereas P.Mullan’s book “The imaginary time bomb: why an ageing population is not a social problem” this book delivers a well established impression as to why
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