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Demographic ageing is now clearly evident not only in high-income nations but also in most low-and-middle-income countries (LMICs) in Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia and Africa (Harper, 2014; McCracken and Phillips, 2017; Rishworth and Elliott, 2018; UNDESA, 2017). In strictly monetary terms, LMICs are defined as countries with Gross National Incomes ( >$12,375), further subdivided as lower-middle-income ($1,026 to $3,995) and upper-middle-income countries (World Bank, 2020). Monetary classifications inevitably mean that individual countries can change positions, for example, between 2018-2019, Sri Lanka, Georgia and Kosovo moved the upper-middle-income group from lower-middle-income classification (World Bank, 2020). Many LMICs have similar demographic characteristics, though modified by region. Many have higher fertility rates and relatively low life expectancy (Table 7.1 ) (PRB, 2020).
|Title of host publication||Rural Gerontology : Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing|
|Editors||Mark SKINNER, Rachel WINTERTON, Kieran WALSH|
|Publisher||Routledge Taylor & Francis|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 29 Dec 2020|
|Name||Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning|