Demographers think we've hit the old age "plateau".
Are current social security policies affordable?
And some information on your life expectancy!
Apparently we turn into our parents at the age of 32.
The world is ageing according to the UN. And we must "do something".
Ageing in Asia is an opportunity for savvy business types.
Worrying signs for the future of Germany and China.
The World Bank and the World Health Organisation have released a “World Report on Disability”.
The New Zealand Ministry of Social Development as released a report seeking to keep older people in work for longer.
The UN World Population Ageing 2009 Document.
Statistics in NZ and the US show how these populations are ageing.
There is further pressure on the Chinese Government to modify or even abandon its one-child policy as resulting economic and social problems are becoming more evident.
It seems that the issue of population ageing and decline is getting more and more media coverage.
The latest figures on Britain's ageing population confirm that not enough is being done to prepare for the crisis.
If you want a short, sharp introduction
to the topic of global ageing, the latest issue of The Economist
is just the ticket. It covers the demography and economics of ageing
(in the developed world) and concludes that "the consequences
will be scary". Finally the message is beginning to sink in.
Being a flight attendant was the glamour job back in the 60s and 70s. But haven’t you noticed that they’re getting older and older? A study from the Population Reference Bureau shows that this impression is not wrong. In fact, the age profile of American flight attendants has changed dramatically since 1980.
Do I detect a new genre of film and
novel emerging about below-replacement fertility? The first that came
to my attention was Alfonso Cuarón's bleak film Children of Men.
This was set in the UK in
2027, when global fertility has mysteriously dropped to 0.00. P.D.
James's novel with the same title, upon which the film is based, is,
if anything, bleaker still. Now I see that Booker Prize winner
Anita Brookner has published a new novel, Strangers, about a
retired bank manager who has no wife, no children and no relatives.