Case Study for Year 12 Population Unit
Title: Norway, UK, Spain: a comparison of three countries with ageing populations.
Typical AS exam question might be: “discuss the impacts a slow population growth has on MEDC countries” and this case study you should help you to:
Discuss the population structure of the the three named MEDC countries; the reasons for a slow population growth and an ageing population; the impacts of an ageing population; and the policy solutions to an ageing population.
GENERAL AGEING LINKS
Also see Spain / UK / Norway pages in Year 12 Population on this blog, for the comparative study you are doing.
UNITED NATIONS World Population Ageing: 1950-2050
http://www.un.org/esa/population/publications/worldageing19502050/ This link takes you to a page where each chapter of the document downloads a separate pdf file.
The UN population division also publishes “Population Facts” – a series of factsheets.
Population ageing and sustainable development (2014) is useful for an up-to-date global summary.
A-level demographic ageing case study material from “Geocases” Geography website: http://www.geocases2.co.uk/demographic1.htm
Comparison of pension rates shows remarkable disparities, even between EC countries: