Almost four out of ten citizens of Slovakia will be 60 or older by 2050. This was one of the conclusions of a study, the Allianz Demographic Pulse, presented by Allianz-Slovenská Poisťovňa spokesperson Gabriel Tóth, the SITA newswire reported.
Currently, people over 60 years of age make up 19 percent of Slovakia's population. According to the study, the increase in longevity which partly accounts for the rise in over-60s is a result of huge health care and social progress.
“By 2050, government expenditure on pensions, social care and health care will constitute almost 30 percent of GDP in the eurozone,” SITA reported, citing the study. “Slovakia will be under the average of the European Union, with a share of 20.4 percent of GDP.”
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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14. Apr 2011 at 14:00