Getting to the bottom of ageing

Abd Razak, Dzulkifli (2003) Getting to the bottom of ageing. - Demography - New Sunday Times.

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    Abstract

    ON the last day of October 2003, the world’s oldest known woman died at the age of 116. Barely a month before, the oldest documented man died at the age of 114. Both were Japanese, symbols of the nation’s grey population with many centenarians among them. In fact, in Japan, “Respect for the Aged Day" is a national holiday to recognise those who have reached their 65th birthday, and this involves almost one in five. According to UN’s Population Division, in 2000 Japan ranked fourth in the list of world's "oldest” countries with 17 per cent of its population 65 years and above.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC79 Special topics-Including air pollution, automation,consumer demand, famines, flow of funds,etc.
    Divisions: Koleksi Naib Canselor (Vice Chancellor Collection) > Profesor Tan Sri Dato' Dzulkifli Abdul Razak > Newspaper Clippings
    Depositing User: Mr Noorazilan Noordin
    Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 11:04
    Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 11:04
    URI: http://eprints.usm.my/id/eprint/33700

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