Demography

Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers and Are Far More Diverse, Census Bureau Reports

Millennials Outnumber Baby Boomers and Are Far More Diverse, Census Bureau Reports

Millennials, or America’s youth born between 1982 and 2000, now number 83.1 million and represent more than one quarter of the nation’s population. Their size exceeds that of the 75.4 million baby boomers, according to new U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. Overall, millennials are more diverse than the generations that preceded them, with 44.2 percent being part of a[Read More…]

Aging in Europe and Central Asia – A Gray Tsunami or a Golden Era?

Aging in Europe and Central Asia – A Gray Tsunami or a Golden Era?

Societies are aging across Europe and Central Asia, but individuals are not – a demographic trend driven primarily by declining fertility rates rather than increased longevity, says the new World Bank report, Golden Aging: Prospects for Healthy, Active and Prosperous Aging in Europe and Central Asia. Launched today in Vienna at the Ministry of Finance, the report finds that the[Read More…]

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The Age Bomb: Japan’s Aging Crisis

The Age Bomb: Japan’s Aging Crisis

Japan’s aging population is causing a looming crisis. How is the world’s most innovative nation preparing for the future? The estimated number of Japanese newborns fell to just 1.001 million in 2014 compared with 1.269 million registered deaths, the lowest birth-rate ever recorded and one that exacerbates the East Asian nation’s ongoing struggles with an aging and shrinking population. “The number of[Read More…]

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The Future of Retirement in Germany

The Future of Retirement in Germany

The number of people aged 60 years and over is increasing. According to the UN, by 2050 it is projected to reach almost two billion, or 22% of the world’s population. Increasing longevity is changing the way we live and work. HSBC is dedicated to advancing the global debate on maturing populations and our changing approach to ageing and retirement.[Read More…]

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The number of centenarians in Brazil

Document sans titre The Brazilian population is rapidly aging. As a result, the number of centenarians has grown steadily, about 77 per cent between 1991 and 2000. Although expected, the increasing number of centenarians may be exaggerated by data quality issues. We compare the recorded centenarian population in the 1991 census with indirect estimates based on the extinct generation method.[Read More…]

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Huge potential in rapidly ageing China

Huge potential in rapidly ageing China

Document sans titre By Kim Walker from Silver Group : http://www.silvergroup.asia Healthcare, insurance, cultural centers for seniors, geriatric studies and care giving — will likely see a significant growth in the coming years, says Gui Shixun, a professor at the Population Research Institute of East China Normal University: “The elderly already spend more money on health food products, and in[Read More…]

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Slovenia’s Population is Ageing

Similarly to many areas of human activities, the area of demographic developments or movements is facing extreme situations and with them connected problems and consequences worldwide and in Slovenia. In the following ten years, the size, age-gender structure and regional distribution of the European and Slovenian population depend upon fertility, mortality and mobility. These factors, which influence the size and[Read More…]

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UK: Facing up to the challenges of an ageing population

UK: Facing up to the challenges of an ageing population

Hurricanes and new regulation, government pension and savings reviews and mis-selling scandals: the insurance industry is never short of challenges that force it to reassess the way it does business. For Nicolas Moreau, recently appointed group chief executive of Axa ‘s UK operations, the biggest challenge is regulation. The UK, he thinks, has ‘one of the most regulated industries in[Read More…]

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World Population to Increase by 2.6 Billion over Next 45 Years, with All Growth Occurring in Less Developed Regions

World population is expected to increase by 2.6 billion over the next 45 years, from 6.5 billion today to 9.1 billion in 2050. ; Almost all growth will take place in the less developed regions, where today’s 5.3 billion population is expected to swell to 7.8 billion in 2050. ; By contrast, the population of the more developed regions will[Read More…]

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The Ageing of the World’s Population

Over the past few years, the world’s population has continued on its remarkable transition path from a state of high birth and death rates to one characterized by low birth and death rates. At the heart of that transition has been the growth in the number and proportion of older persons. Such a rapid, large and ubiquitous growth has never[Read More…]

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