Cuba to have LatAm’s most aging population by 2030
Xinhua | 2013-5-6 10:58:00
Nearly a third of Cubans are expected to be over 60 years old by 2030,
making it home to Latin America’s most aging population, according to a
By 2030, the number of Cuba’s elderly people is expected to jump to 3.4
million from 1.9 million in 2010, imposing considerable strains on
social security, healthcare and work force in the country, according to
a UN study published by local media on Sunday.
By 2050, Cuba will be among the 11 most aging nations in the world with
38 percent of its population over 60.
Life expectancy is expected to reach 82.6 years for women and 78.6 years
for men by 2030 in Cuba, while the birthrate, which was already below
the level of generational replacement in 1978, further contracted to
between 1.44 and 1.59 in recent years when the economic crisis affected
The problem is expected to be critical after 2020 and the Cuban
government has already decided to delay retirement — at 65 years for
men and at 60 for women.