Living arrangements

Expert group meeting on population ageing and living arrangements of older persons: Critical issues and policy responses

United Nations Population Bulletin, Special Issue Nos. 42/43, 2001


Population ageing is expected to have a major impact on life in the twenty-first century. Concerned by the looming pension crisis, many Governments are promoting more self-reliance in income security for older persons and greater family responsibility for providing care. Consequently, patterns of care-giving and co-residence are emerging as pre-eminent issues related to the well-being of older persons.