Group 1. Purpose: To present a Health Situational Analysis of the Older Persons in Barbados . Perspective of Ageing in the Caribbean. INTRODUCTION.
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To present a Health Situational Analysis of the Older Persons in Barbados
This increase is determined by a series of events, namely:(1) significant decline in mortality leading to an increase in population(2) fertility rate decline which leads to a decrease in the younger population and a trend towards an increased population of older age groups and(3) increased life expectancy
The Barbados economy grew at an annual average rate of 3% from 1993 until 2000. Following a short-lived
recession in 2001, the growth trend resumed by mid-2002 and by 2006, it was estimated at about 3.7% per
annum. In the period 1991 to 1994, per capita income fell below the 1990 level of US $5,750. However, with
sustained economic growth post-1994, per capita income rose from US $6,000, to US $7,000, to US $9,050
and US $10,0004 in 1995, 2000, 2005 and 2007, respectively. (US$1.00 = BD$2.00).