Monday, 19 October 2015
Bangladesh ranks 67th in Global Age Watch Index
In Bangladesh, there are currently 11.2 million people above the age of 60 years (projected to be 11.5 million in 2030 and 21.5 million in 2050). Life expectancy at 60 years is 18 years and Healthy life expectancy at 60 years is 13.8 years. According to the Global Age Watch Report 2015 of the Help Age International, Bangladesh ranks 67th out of 96 countries. Global Age Watch Index ranks countries to show how well their elderly population are doing.
The Global Age Watch Index is a composite index which takes into consideration income security (ranks 71 measured by pension coverage, old age poverty rate, relative welfare and GNI per capita), health status (ranks 71 measured by life expectancy at 60, healthy life expectancy at 60, relative psychological/mental wellbeing), capability (ranks 76 measured by employment of older people, educational attainment), and enabling environment (ranks 41 measured by social connections, physical safety, civic freedom, access to public transport).
The details can be found from the Report at www.helpage.org/global-agewatch