Monday, 28 November 2011 06:08
[Cuba among the Most Aged Populations in the World by 2050.] Havana,
Cuba, Nov 28.- The demographic prediction of the United Nations will
place Cuba among the most aged populations in the world by 2050, when
39.2 percent of its inhabitants will be 60 years old or more, according
to the latest estimates.
At that moment, the average age of Cubans will be 52, the fourth nation
on the planet with that indicator, surpassed in descending order by
Bosnia Herzegovina, Japan and Portugal, adds the report of the UN
The predictions of the UN, published under the title World Population
Prospects: the 2010 Revision, also place the Caribbean island eight on
the list of nations with more elderly people than people of working age
by 2050. .
These opinions coincide with those of Cuban demographers, who assert
that, by 2024, the island's population will be the oldest of Latin
America and the Caribbean, according to the report "Cuban Population
Estimates for 2011-2035," carried out by the Center of Studies for
Population and Development (CEPDE) of the National Office of Statistics
and Information (ONEI).
At present, it's estimated that there are two million Cubans that are 60
or over 60 years old, a figure that should increase to 3.6 millions by