Demographic Changes, Employment and Social Security Issues of Aged in South Asia* Afghanistan’s Case

Abstract:

Afghanistan located in South Central Asian region has acquired an interesting venue for demographic studies. Thirty years of wars and instability coupled with an ongoing war on terror by a coalition of around forty countries in Afghanistan have created an atmosphere of uneven, uncertain and unplanned haphazard development in the country’s population affecting the population pyramid quantitatively. On the other hand, the quality of the population has also been affected by a multiplicity of factors including social, political, economic and even military. Each one of the areas above influences the country’s demography. A thorough study of the demographic changes would therefore require a discussion of all of the above. An analytical study of the population pyramid and the changing picture of demographic statistics would reveal a wealth of information on the situations in a country still in the grip of war. For example:

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