Governments can’t stop populations from aging nor can they ignore the future economic impact of changing demographics. With the right information, however, they can increase the benefits and offset the risks.
Population aging, demographers will tell you, is inevitable. In countries where fertility is high, large numbers of children will eventually enter the labor force and expect to earn a living. In other countries, declining fertility rates coupled with longer life spans will lead to elderly populations growing faster than other age groups.
This volume brings together 14 essays by feminist thinkers from different parts of the world, reflecting on problems of current patterns of development and arguing for political, economic, and social changes to promote equality and sustainability.
The essays are written in the context of the “triple crises” of food, fuel, and finance, and the underlying deep-seated problems of growing inequality, squeeze on time to provide unpaid care to family and friends, and environmentally unsustainable patterns of economic growth.
Ce volume réunit 14 essais dans lesquels des théoriciennes féministes de différentes régions du monde réfléchissent sur les problèmes que présentent les modèles de développement actuels et prônent des changements d’ordre politique, social et économique susceptibles de favoriser l’égalité et la durabilité.
Take a closer look at how shifts in population age structure can impact the economy.
Examinez de plus près la manière à laquelle les mutations dans la structure par âge de la population peuvent avoir des répercussions sur l’économie.
This book explores the place of poor people within a rich variety of value chains, focusing upon lagging, rural regions in Africa and Asia, and how they can “upgrade” within such chains. Upgrading is a key concept for value chain analysis and refers to the acquisition of technological capabilities and market linkages that enable firms to improve their competitiveness and move into higher-value activities.