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In the Old Society – Some Socio-Demographic Aspects of Aging in Croatia

Krešimir Peračković orcid id ; Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb
Nenad Pokos ; Institut društvenih znanosti Ivo Pilar, Zagreb

Puni tekst: hrvatski pdf 204 Kb

str. 89-110

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The fundamental questions that this socio-demographic
analysis focuses on are: what is the structure of the older age
group 65+ by gender, level of education, computer literacy,
marital status and the type of community they live in, by
household type and family status, and by the main sources
of livelihood. Also analyzed is the structure of the population
aged 65+ with difficulties in performing everyday activities
according to their need for assistance and using the help of
another person, then by the cause of those difficulties and by
their physical mobility. In the theoretical part of the paper,
the author questions some sociological aspects and presents
the most important theories of aging in recent sociological
literature, whose terms are partially used through the
interpretation of data obtained by demographic analysis.
Since the main sources of data are censuses, used in this
analysis is the method of demographic statistics with
comparative analysis of successive censuses of monitored
elements in a defined period. The analyzed data indicate
that the aging of the population in Croatia has become the
dominant demographic, social, and also economic problem,
while between 1961 and 2011 the youth ratio was reduced
from 27.2 to 15.2, and the coefficient of age increased from
7.4 to 17.7, i.e. the share of elderly persons was more than

Ključne riječi

aging of the population, demographic transition, sociology of aging, depopulation, gerontology, Croatia

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