Regional Disparity of Aging Process in Bangladesh Regional Disparity of Aging Process in Bangladesh

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M. Taj Uddin

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Aging is a process of growing old. This study is an attempt to assess the regional variation of population aging in Bangladesh using both census and survey data collected from Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics. Different indicators of population aging have been used for analysis. It is found that Barisal and Khulna division is placed top aged region of the country. It is also observed that Rajshahi, Chittagong and Sylhet division is placed bottom aged region of the country. The analysis shows that the division with less proportion of children indicates top aged region and division with high proportion of children indicate bottom aged region. The rural areas of each division show more aged than urban areas. It is found that male elderly is higher than female. So there is a regional disparity of aging showing urban-rural and male-female gap

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