Society is changing. The past 50 years have seen a dramatic shift in the age composition of societies in the more developed regions of the world, and the next 50 years will see even more changes.
Read our related article: Our World's Population is Ageing
|(Developed world)||Children (< 15)||Older People (>= 60)|
|1950||27% of population||12% of population|
|2013||16% of population||23% of population|
|2050||16% of population||32% of population|
Some of these include:
Population ageing is a global challenge. Some of the issues our governments will focus on include:
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