|The True Costs of Ageing: Will We Be Able to Afford Them?|
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August 8, 2022
Developed countries are ageing fast. The UN predicts that by 2050, 25% of people in high-income countries will be over 65 years old - over three times the proportion in 1950.
Although increased longevity is one of the great achievements of modern societies, it places a burden on shrinking workforces and strains social-care systems.
How can countries manage the cost of an ageing population while ensuring the old have a decent quality of life?
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Related: ‘True Cost of Aging’ Index Shows Many Seniors Can’t Afford Basic Necessities (Fortune)
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