A Silver Tsunami Invades The Health Of Nations

(By – Reenita Das, Forbes Contributor)

One of the biggest mega trends impacting the world today is population aging. By 2020, for the first time in history, the number of older people will outnumber the number of children younger than 5 years of age. In the next 25 years, the number of people older than 65 will double. The average life expectancy is expected to rise to 110 by 2030. Japan and Germany are officially termed “super aged.” Four more countries, Greece, Finland, Spain and Canada, are expected to enter the super aged category by 2020. Figure 1 illustrates the countries entering this category by year. According to the Global Age Watch Index, Norway has been nominated to be the most likely country to grow old out of 96 countries. Read more…

 

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