Vieillissement de la population caribéenne, une mosaïque de situations, un enjeu pour demain/Ageing of Caribbean Population, a Mosaic of Situations, a Challenge for Tomorrow/El envejecimiento de la población caribeña, un mosaico de situaciones, un reto para el futuro

Buléon, Pascal; Turbout, Frédérique
December 2019
Études Caribéennes;Dec2019, Issue 43/44, p1
Academic Journal
For a long time, perceived as a young and dynamic demographic region, the Caribbean has been experiencing the first signs of an ageing population for about ten years. This evolution has been gradual, as the health, social and living conditions of the population have improved. This trend towards an ageing demographic structure is the result of a classic evolution of populations, linked to the demographic transition. This transition is reflected in changes in society's birth and fertility behaviours and improved conditions leading to lower mortality, particularly infant mortality. The Caribbean countries, which have been facing these different stages of demographic transition for the past ten years, are now at various stages of the ageing of their populations. The aim is therefore to establish an overview of these situations by qualifying the stages of evolution of each state making up the Caribbean, while drawing on a few emblematic examples.


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