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.


Commission on Population and Development, thirty-third session (2000)

Population, gender and development

Bureau Members

  • Mr. Simon B. Arap Bullut (Kenya) - African Group (Chair)

  • Mr. Antonio Golini (Italy) - Western European and Others Group (WEOG) (Vice-Chair)

  • Ms. Alica Wertheimer-Baletic (Croatia) - Eastern-European Group (Vice-Chair)

  • Mr. Mohammad Ali Zarie Zare (Islamic Republic of Iran) - Asia-Pacific Group (Vice-Chair)

  • Mr. Easton Williams (Jamaica) - Latin American and Caribbean Group (GRULAC) (Vice-Chair)