Population aging risk
Rapporteur-Farbod Dehghani: Iran has about eighty million people population, the seventeenth largest in the world.
It should be noted that young people, are one of the most obvious factors in one economy’s dynamic features and if our aging trend continues, the country will be face with many problems over the course of development.
After the revolution, the population increased to an extreme way and in a decade with an increase of almost double, reached from 34 million to 60 million in the sixties.
This prompted the parliament to pass legislation to control the population, which continues to up to now. The country's average age reach from 22 years in sixties, to over thirty years.
This has serious alarm for all of us. Rural depopulation, the rising cost of living, low income , households tend to have less kids , are causing the situation we see now.
Due to the crisis in pension funds, population aging may impact work on country's economic figures. Not far-fetched that the financial problems of Greece and Italy, which began exactly from where the number of pensioners, surpassed from the number of employed population.
Saeed Laylaz, famous Iranian economist says: my problem is not primarily the Iranian population is aging. Aging is something that happens to every country in the development process. The world is full of old age countries, such as Poland, Germany, Japan, Western Europe, Russia and Italy. I'm not even worried about Iran is a poor country cause the world is full of poor countries. My concern is that Iran is the first country in the world that is simultaneously aging and poor.