Ageing and declining populations
December 5th 2013
So the state pension age (SPA) is going to be raised even more quickly than previously planned.
In his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor, George Osborne, announced that it would now go...
November 21st 2013
A bizarre demographic chill has stolen over the Land of the Rising Sun. According to a fascinating and bewildering investigation in the Guardian by Abigail Haworth, Japanese young people are...
November 17th 2013
Population ageing: the timebomb that isn’t?
Jeroen Spijker, senior research fellow; John MacInnes, professor
The extent, speed, and effect of population ageing have been exaggerated because the...
October 6th 2013
The world is aging faster than many people realize.
In 2000, the population of people 60 and over first surpassed the number of children under 5. In less than a decade from now,...
September 28th 2013
Ministers should do more to prepare for the impact of an ageing population, a group of leading charities has warned.
A poll by care provider Anchor of 2,200 adults found more...
August 12th 2013
The world is undergoing a demographic revolution. We are witnessing the dividends of improving healthcare and living standards in rising longevity across the globe.
The number of people over 60 is expected...
July 18th 2013
The Office for Budget Responsibility, in pointing to the fiscal advantages of higher immigration, has failed to consider the long term and wider costs of population growth.
The OBR report argues,...
July 7th 2013
Earlier this year there was a sudden rash of concerned pronouncements about a coming population decline. Fears of the much-dreaded 'birth dearth' were being revived: soon, very soon, world population would...
July 3rd 2013
Youth unemployment is "perhaps the most pressing European problem", German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said, ahead of an EU meeting on the issue.
Ministers are meeting in Berlin to discuss measures...
May 27th 2013
By the year 2043, an 18-year-old today will be a 48-year-old mother or father of one or two children in their teens almost into university or another institution of higher...
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