Author: Marta Luty-Michalak | Pages: 135–145
The ageing of the population is one of the most important demographic processes taking place in many countries today. This process is connected with the transition from high to low fertility and mortality. However, the beginning and duration of this process varies in different countries, so the proportion of elderly in the total population varies depending on the country being analyzed. In this article, the author has analyzed the process of demographic ageing in Japan in the period from 1950 to 2100 using the data from the World Population Prospects (the medium variant of fertility).