EUROPEAN PAPERS ON THE NEW WELFARE

Health and Long-Term Living: Trends and Best Practices in Europe

The ageing process, in Italy, is a fairly recent phenomenon. Indeed in the last century, life expectancy tripled and fertility plummeted. These phenomena caused a radical change within the age structure of the Italian population, with a real overturning of the age pyramid, whereas in the past the pyramid was characterised by a wide bottom and a narrow top, nowadays the same pyramid appears to have a narrow bottom and a wide top.
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