The Dominican Republic is aging, fast
Santo Domingo.- The warning couldn’t have been blunter: The Dominican Republic is aging. Although it still in the moderate phase of the demographic transition process, in little more than 10 years there will be no generational renewal, giving way to an imminent quantum aging of the population.
“Mission Dominican Republic Ages,” a study of the NTD Ingredients Foundation and the Saldarriaga Concha Foundation, with the support of the United Nations International Institute for Aging, collects national statistics and regional studies to warn of a situation that involves several challenges for the country.
For the 2015-2020 period, the national fertility rate is 2.38 children per woman, while the aging index in 2020 will be 26.7.
“This means that the country has already passed the phase of incipient demographic transition,” the researchers said, quoted by Diario Libre.