Demography

GLOBAL AGEING

In the not-too-distant future, hundreds of millions of people in the industrialized world could look back at the early 21st century as the beginning of the end of a wonderful era, when even average workers could retire in reasonable comfort in their still-vigorous 50s. Lower Living StandardsThanks to France‘s generous pension system, some of them are in “pre-retirement.” Their pay[Read More…]

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The Dutch population is ageing

The Dutch population is ageing

A quarter of the Dutch population will be over the age of 65 around 2040, Statistics Netherlands has forecast. Currently, over-65s account for 14% of the population in the Netherlands. The Dutch statistics office says this percentage is set to grow in the decades to come, peaking at 24% around 2040. Statistics Netherlands links the ageing of Holland’s population to[Read More…]

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Brazil’s Fertility Falls Below Two-Child Average

Document sans titre Recent population estimates from Brazil’s national statistical office (IBGE) peg the national fertility rate at just 1.9 lifetime children per woman in 2007, lower than previous rates estimated by the UN, the U.S. Census Bureau, PRB, and other international organizations that estimate population measures. Notably, this new estimate is below the long-term replacement fertility rate of 2.1[Read More…]

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