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    Family Support in Graying Societies

    America is turning gray, with the share of people ages 65 and older expected to rise more than 50% by 2050 – a trend that may burden more families. But Germany and Italy are already there, with a fifth of their population in that age range.

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    Beard, John R., Simon Biggs, David E. Bloom, Linda P. Fried, Paul Hogan, Alexandre Kalache and S. Jay Olshansky, eds. Global Population Ageing: Peril or Promise? Geneva: World Economic Forum (2011). Bloom, David E., David Canning and Günther Fink. “Implications of Population Aging for Economic Growth,” National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper No. 16705 […]

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    Attitudes about Aging: A Global Perspective

    Overview At a time when the global population of people ages 65 and older is expected to triple to 1.5 billion by mid-century, public opinion on whether the growing number of older people is a problem varies dramatically around the world, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Concern peaks in East Asia, where nearly […]

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    Chapter 2. Aging in the U.S. and Other Countries, 2010 to 2050

    Although the population in the U.S. is getting older and growing more slowly than in the past, the demographic future for the U.S. is robust in comparison with other countries. In particular, the U.S. population is projected to grow faster and age slower than the populations of its major economic partners in Europe and Asia. […]