The Global AgeWatch Index 2014, which ranks 96 countries according to the economic and social and economic wellbeing of those over the age of 60, did not rank Croatia very highly when it came to how the elderly fared.
“Croatia ranks low on the Index at 67 overall, significantly lower than its 2013 ranking (41). It performs moderately well in the health domain (49), with above average values on all health indicators for its region. It ranks low on the income security domain (66) – lower than its 2013 ranking due to revision of pension coverage data. It has the highest old age poverty rate in its region at 24.9%. It also ranks low on the enabling environment domain (72), with the lowest values for satisfaction with public transport (41%) compared to other countries in this region. It ranks lowest on the capability domain (77). This is lower than last year due to a fall in the employment rate to 36.7%, which is below the regional average,” the report said.
The UK-compiled index is based on four domains that are key enablers of older people’s wellbeing: income, health, capability and enabling environment, ranked . The report suggested that the number of over 60s would also rise from 12 per cent of the global population this year to over 20 per cent by 2050.
This year’s top-10:
6. the Netherlands
8. United States
10. New Zealand