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Introduction……………………………………………..P2

Section 1.Comparison and contrast of the attitudes toward the elderly in Healthcare provisions in Korea and the UK…………P4

Section 2. Comparison and contrast the impacts on economy of an ageing population……………………………………………….P9

Conclusion…………………………………………………………P13 References………………………………………………………..p16

References…………………………………………………………P14

Introduction

It is widely known that the world population seems to be growing dramatically and the life expectancy of people tends to be older than many years ago. Due to the long life expectancy, the elderly population have been rising very rapidly all over the world. According to the article “ How many people can live on earth “ (BBC knowledge) (2009-2010), we can probably see that the world median age is getting older caused by the changes of economy and standard of living. As the result of that situation, nowadays, so many countries tend to concentrate on the elderly people’s lives. In addition, the government try to proffer the best healthcare services for elderly people. However, There are also many factors that can be affected by an ageing population such as economy, education and healthcare. Moreover, The economic effects of an ageing population are the main factors that have more impacts on the healthcare provision for elderly people. These two areas seem to be inter-related as elderly people tend to be increasingly in need of care. To prevent this situation, People have to focus more on the elderly generation. However, when the citizens are growing older, many countries will be affected at the economic factors such as South Korea which is one of the most developed countries in Asia and moreover It will influenced the United Kingdom which is one of the most blossoming country in Europe. This assignment will compare and contrast the attitudes toward the elderly people in United Kingdom, which is a developed country in Europe and South Korea, which is a developing country in Asia. In this assignment, the topic will be reduced to the two main topics, which are the healthcare provision and the economic impacts of an ageing population. The first section, it will be more concentrated on two sides of healthcare provisions, “private services” and “ government services”. Moreover, the second section will show the effects on GDP ratio (Gross domestic product) and Saving sector based on taxes in these two countries.

Section 1. Comparison and contrast the attitudes toward the elderly people in Healthcare provisions in the United Kingdom and South of Korea. Healthcare provisions can be defined as the supply of the treatment to improve the people’s health. Throughout the development of the countries, they are both developing their healthcare quality along with the increase of living standard. In both of the United Kingdom and Korea, they are trying very hard to improve their National healthcare services for elderly people. Because, in this two countries the population of elderly people who are all over 65-80 years old has risen very rapidly around this time in the two indicator that called the state services and the private sector. First of all, there are several similarities between the two countries in healthcare provisions for elderly people in both of the state sector and private sector. In the UK, the government created a state services that called National Health Services (NHS). Inside this service, the people can receive the physical care and mental care. The situation is similar for the elderly people in Korea, after just provide the private healthcare supply, nowadays, South of Korea has stared to provide the national healthcare services that called the Medical Aid. As people is widely known as the standard of livings and the life styles in South of Korea has changed dramatically since 1960, the elderly people has leaned to care for their health. In both of two countries, the life expectancy in both genders is located...
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