n Studies in Economics and Econometrics - Demografiese veroudering in Suid-Afrika en sy vernaamste gevolge

Volume 27, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0379-6205


The ageing of populations is a world-wide phenomenon. South Africa's experience in this regard is explored in this paper. The four main population groups display ageing differentials resulting from histories of diverse levels of fertility and mortality, with the Blacks representing the most youthful and the Whites the oldest of the four. It would appear as if HIV/AIDS is not going to have a noteworthy effect on the ageing process. The consequences of the process for the labour force, the satisfaction of needs after retirement and health services are examined, while a probable economic outcome at the macro level is demonstrated.

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