Thursday, 16 February 2012

Task 1. Personal Practice.

The chart adobe is talking about the proportion of the population of more than 65 years old, from 1940 to 2040 in Japan, Sweden and USA.

Japan started the research with the lowest level of senior citizens (5%), and between 1940 to n2005 there had a small decline. Nevertheless, it started to rise slowly, and this country has a projection of for 2030 the proportion of the old people reach a peak and in 2040 around 27% of the population will be elderly.

On the other hand, USA started the projection with around 9% of senior citizens, and it expected a gradual increase with a steep rise during the period between 2020 to 2040 when there are waiting for around 22% of old people. Meanwhile, Sweden is thinking about the same increase of old people than USA, but with two considerable peaks, one between 1990 to 2010 and the second one between 2030 to 2040, closing the research with around 20% of elderly people after to have started around 7% from 1940.

In the final analysis, it is possible to note that in those three countries it is expected a large increase in a number of elderly people. When the projection started all those countries had around 5 to 10 percent of population aged 65 or more. However, they are waiting for around 22-27 percent a century later.

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