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Global population data

The statistics in the global ageing data slide show are calculated based on:

UNDESA Population Division, World Population Prospects: the 2012 Revision, DVD edition, 2013

Population over 60

UNDESA Population Division, World Population Prospects: the 2012 Revision, DVD edition, 2013
Proportion aged 60+ in 2014, 2030 and 2050

UNDESA Population Division, Profiles of ageing, World population prospects: the 2012 revision, DVD edition, 2013 http://esa.un.org/unpd/popdev/AgingProfiles2013/default.aspx

Life expectancy at age 60

Data calculated based on 2012 Life expectancy at age 60 (female), WHO Global
Health Observatory Data Repository http://apps.who.int/gho/data/view.main.690?lang=en

Global AgeWatch Index data sources

This is a list of the main data sources used for the Global AgeWatch Index 2014. Details of all the data sources are given in Global AgeWatch Index 2014: Metholodogy update. A full description of the methodology can be found in Global AgeWatch Index 2013: Purpose, methodology and results.

Pension income coverage

International Labour Organization, Table 21 Old age effective coverage
World Bank, Social Protection and Labor, Pensions, Performance: Beneficiaries Coverage http://datatopics.worldbank.org/aspire

Poverty rate in old age

World Bank, The Atlas of Social Protection: Indicators of Resilience and Equity (unpublished data) www.datatopics.worldbank.org/aspire

OECD, Statistics, Social Protection and Well-being, Income Distribution and Poverty, Poverty rate after taxes and transfers, Poverty line 50% of median
http://stats.oecd.org/Index.aspx?QueryId=47991

Eurostat, At-risk-of-poverty rate by poverty threshold, age and sex
(source: SILC [ilc_li02])

Relative welfare of older people

World Bank, The Atlas of Social Protection: Indicators of Resilience and Equity (unpublished data) http://datatopics.worldbank.org/aspire

Eurostat: Relative median income ratio (60+)
(source: SILC [ilc_pns2])

OECD, Pensions at a Glance 2013: OECD and G20 Indicators, OECD Publishing,
2013, Table 5.1, p.163e
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/pension_glance-2013-en

GDP per capita

World Bank http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/NY.GDP.PCAP.PP.KD

Life expectancy at 60

WHO, Global Health Observatory Data Repository
http://apps.who.int/gho/data/node.main.688?lang=en

Healthy life expectancy at 60

Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation http://ghdx.healthdata.org/record/global-burden-disease-study-2010-gbd-2010-life-expectancy-and-healthy-life-expectancy-1970

Relative psychological wellbeing

Gallup WorldView https://www.worldview.gallup.com

Labour market engagement of older people (employment rate)

ILO Employment -to-population ratio by sex and age
http://www.ilo.org/ilostat/faces/home/statisticaldata/data_by_subject?_adf.ctrl-state=110lx1px7r_420&_afrLoop=2593264645623189

ILO Key Indicators of the Labour Market, Labour force participation rate
www.ilo.org/empelm/what/WCMS_114240/lang--en/index.htm

Educational attainment of older people

Barro, Robert and Jong-Wha Lee, ‘A New Data Set of Educational Attainment in the World, 1950-2010' in Journal of Development Economics, 104, pp.184-198 Version 1.3
http://barrolee.com

Social connections

Gallup Analytics https://worldview.gallup.com

Physical safety

Gallup Analytics https://worldview.gallup.com

Civic freedom

Gallup Analytics https://worldview.gallup.com

Access to public transport

Gallup Analytics https://worldview.gallup.com

Policies and ageing

HelpAge International / UNFPA internal database

Social pensions

PensionWatch: http://www.pension-watch.net/pensions/contact-us/social-pensions-database-notes