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Vieillissement et dévieillissement, un débat européen

Abstract : Demographic ageing is a phenomenon which exists in all developed countries and which is emerging in the southern countries. It can be measured by the change in shape of the age pyramid, which is going from a cone to a column and also by the changing median age. In Italy, for example, the median age has gone from 28 in 1951 to 41 today : people are therefore “young” until 41 and this can be defined as de-ageing. Paradoxically, retirement age has remained almost unchanged ; sometimes it is early, between 60 and 65, thus shortening adulthood to a period between the ages of 40 and 65. At the same time reaching the age of 100 has become quite frequent and the entire welfare state finds itself facing a young population, which is ageing and an old population, which is going to get younger as it is younger at 70 than it was twenty years ago. This represents a radical change over two generations, which will extend to the whole world in the next decades.
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Raimondo Cagiano de Azevedo, Cinzia Castagnaro, Catherine Wihtol de Wenden. Vieillissement et dévieillissement, un débat européen. Gérontologie et Société, Caisse nationale d'assurance vieillesse 2011, pp.37 - 47. ⟨hal-03415453⟩



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