Older people are the fastest growing segment of today's population

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Declining fertility and increasing longevity lead to population ageing, says a new report from the United Nations Population Division.

Fertility levels vary depending on the country – in over 40 percent of the world’s countries, women are not having enough children to ensure that, on average, each woman is replaced by a daughter who survives to the age of procreation.

Therefore, the fastest growing segment of the population is the older generation. Hania Zlotnick, head of the UN Population Division, spoke to Gerry Adams.

Duration: 2’46″

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