ERIC Number: EJ725631
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jul-1
Assessing the "Agedness" of a Population
Jayaraj, D.; Subramanian, S.
Social Indicators Research, v72 n3 p343 Jul 2005
In this paper we follow a lead provided by Basu and Basu ["The Greying of Populations: Concepts and Measurement," Demography India 16, pp. 79-89], in order to advance a class of "agedness" indices which, because they have been motivated by analogous considerations in the poverty measurement literature, can find application in that area of enquiry as well. The properties of the proposed indices are discussed, and illustrations of empirical application are provided. The note is intended as a contribution to the larger enquiry into the measurement of development indicators.
Descriptors: Demography, Poverty, Social Indicators, Older Adults, Aging (Individuals), Social Science Research, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Measurement Techniques
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Identifiers - Location: India