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Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Gerontology vs Economic Growth with a Focus on Asia: A Sociological Appraisal

  • Open or CloseMohammad Taghi Sheykhi*

    Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Alzahra University, Iran

    *Corresponding author:Mohammad Taghi Sheykhi, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Alzahra University, Iran

Submission: June 03, 2021;Published: July 26, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/GGS.2021.07.000654

ISSN 2578-0093
Volume 7 Issue 1

Abstract

Sociology generally monitors population and evaluates its change from birth to death. The changes happening in population is followed in gerontology. Gerontology is not much known within social sciences. Economic growth usually leads to higher standard of living which includes longer life for many people. Though longevity first started in Western world, yet it gradually entered Asia since mid20th century. Currently, many Asian countries are facing aging cohorts, but many of them are not well experienced to plan and manage their elderly people. So, many Asian aging people have to economically depend on their children or grandchildren. Asian countries which are population-wise growing, need to take better and constructive steps toward their elderly people. Gerontologic ally speaking, many Asian countries will have more aging people in the decades to come due to lower fertility rates within their current young families. Decline of Total Fertility Rate (TFR) has highly contributed to aging boost in Asia.

Keywords:Sociology; Gerontology; Economic growth; Aging; Longevity

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