No. 38




Adjustment to Population Ageing as the Key Challenge of Population Policy

05 December 2018


RiTo No. 38, 2018

  • Lauri Leppik

    Lauri Leppik

    Senior Research Fellow, Estonian Institute for Population Studies, Tallinn University

  • Luule Sakkeus

    Luule Sakkeus

    Tallinna Ülikooli Eesti demograafia keskuse juht ja vanemteadur

  • Liili Abuladze

    Liili Abuladze

    Tallinna Ülikooli Eesti demograafia keskuse teadur

  • Tiina Tambaum

    Tiina Tambaum

    Tallinna Ülikooli Eesti demograafia keskuse teadur

Over the next decades, the Estonian state and society will have to adapt to population ageing, which will be the most significant demographic change with far-reaching implications across several domains of social life.

General principles of population policy 2035 defined the aim of ageing policy as the adjustment of individuals, families, communities and society to changes resulting from increased longevity and increased share of the older age groups in the population. The article analyses the challenges and opportunities in reaching this aim in the areas of active participation, health and coping, based on findings of various registers and surveys, including SHARE.