Through the National Aging Plan 2020-2025, the Albanian government recognizes that the income of the elderly is insufficient to support their livelihoods.
So the solution is to increase pensions by 5% each year, with the proceeds being passed on to at least 10,000 beneficiaries. The official government report raises the alarm about the effects of an aging population.
For sociologists, the effects of aging will not only be economic but also social, with Professor Dervishi of the Sociology Department at the University of Tirana explaining that the effects of aging are not only physical, but also psychological.
According to a study by the Albanian Aging Network in 2017, it can be determined that about 8% of the elderly live alone and have no contact with their relatives.