5/29/2014 – How an aging population could be tonic for the economy

May 29, 2014 Comments Off by

Economists worry about something called the economic dependency ratio – the number of people over age 65 to 100 working-age people. The U.S. Census Bureau projects that the ratio will jump sharply in the years ahead as the population gets grayer – from 22 in 2010 to 35 in 2030.

But what if we could change the math? Paul Irving argues that we can – and must – view aging as a huge potential opportunity in a fascinating new volume called “The Upside of Aging: How Long Life is Changing the World of Health, Work, Innovation, Policy and Purpose” (Wiley, April 2014).

Read the full article at Reuters.

Demographics, Longevity News 2014

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