Publication: What’s Next for Old Europe?: Aging with Growth in Central Europe and the Baltics
Europe’s population is growing older. People are living longer and healthier lives. Wealthier European Union (EU) countries have enjoyed near‐universal access to better health care and seen public health promotion and lifestyle changes that have reduced the morbidity and mortality due to heart disease, an effort known as the “cardiovascular revolution”. As a result the EU‐15 countries enjoy an average life expectancy of 81 years. At the same time, EU‐15 countries have also witnessed a drop in fertility since the 1970s, though recently fertility has stabilized or reincreased in a number of countries.
“World Bank. 2015. What’s Next for Old Europe? : Aging with Growth in Central Europe and the Baltics. © Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/22515 License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”