17 January, 2008

Aging Populations

In a quasi-link to the previous post (in the sense that the reason was normally give to pay women to have children is the aging of society), here is a piece which looks at the effects of an aged population beyond the financial accounts.

Most useful stat? 50 years ago 42 workers supported every retiree. Now it's 3. By 2050 it'll be 2. Half your income will be used to support an old person.



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