Preparing for an Ageing Population – Policy Implications for South Africa
South Africa’s fertility rate is declining and it is projected that this trend will continue. When persistent low fertility leads to a decline in the size of successive birth cohorts, it means that the population will start ageing. In this learning brief, HelpAge International considers what this means for the demands that will inevitably be placed on South Africa’s social security systems and they share some thoughts on possible strategies for supporting the process of re-design of systems and policies. Read the article here.