This book offers strategies aimed at assisting and monitoring the implementation of the UN's Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing. Contributions from international experts aim at assisting governments in mainstreaming ageing in their policies and in monitoring this process. The contributors provide an overview of the current situation with respect to population ageing and its consequences and they provide projections for the future. Topics addressed include demography, income and wealth, labour market participation, social protection and financial stability. Geographical converage is the UNECE Member States which include the EU, North American countries as well as countries of the former Soviet Union and former Yugoslavia.