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Journal of Anthropology
Volume 2012, Article ID 752521, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/752521
Research Article

A Future Journey to the Elderly Support in Bangladesh

1Department of Statistics, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet 3114, Bangladesh
2Department of Statistics, Gauhati University, Assam, Guwahati 781014, India

Received 28 March 2012; Accepted 14 May 2012

Academic Editor: Santos Alonso

Copyright © 2012 M. Nazrul Islam and Dilip C. Nath. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Bangladesh is not an exception from the global phenomenon of demographic aging. It is a relatively new issue in the country as its demographic transition started recently. An important issue on aging study is the support facility to the elderly. The support system to the elderly is gradually decreasing in this country though the burden does not reach the alarming situation. This paper tries to show the future path of demographic support capacity for the elderly based on secondary (1981–2001) and projected (2011–2071) data. The study shows a future gloomy picture of the elderly support facility in terms of both economic and caring aspects. This dimension of future inevitable aging problem needs proper attention to the policy makers for taking sustainable aging policies. Introduction of this agenda to the nation’s five-year planning will be effective to face the problem phase by phase.