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This is the cost of Asia's ageing population. By IMFBlog May 1, 2017 Versions in 中文 (Chinese), Bahasa (Indonesia), and 本語 (Japanese) When it comes to tackling demographic change in Asia, there’s no one-size-fits-all strategy for policymakers.

This is the cost of Asia's ageing population

*****5 things you need to know about the global pension crisis (ageing populations) At what age are you planning to retire?

*****5 things you need to know about the global pension crisis (ageing populations)

Do you have enough saved up to do so? Two simple questions, but the answers are not so simple. End of an idyll: how the sun went down on Britain’s retirement dream. It used to be that every year at this resurrectionary season – the blossom out, the sunshine warmer, the grass greener – a thought would rise from the tomb where it had lain buried since the previous autumn: should we live elsewhere?

End of an idyll: how the sun went down on Britain’s retirement dream

That is, should we leave the city where I’ve lived and worked for nearly 50 years, where our family and so many friendships have been created, and move to somewhere smaller and prettier, perhaps with a view of the sea? Throughout this century, dozens of television series have developed and fed this appetite for change and property; and though I never followed any of them closely, I admit that I did for a time buy the magazine Country Life every month to look at the photographs of castles, halls, manor houses, converted railway stations and old rectories that could then be bought – this is no longer quite as true – for less than the price of a redbrick late-Victorian terrace house in north London. The last person born in the 1800s has died age 117. Today in #demography 101 we look at the world's most famous population pyramid. This version is by @galka_max CC #geographyteacher.

China's aging population will reach 255 million by 2020. *****The population structure of Japan, 1990-2050. There's no limit to how long we could extend our lives, say researchers #ageing. Gorgeous #dataviz shows us how population is aging in #Europe. Clean and simple presentation. Love it! UK population to be the largest in Europe by 2050, driven by immigration and an ageing population. The 94 million people out of the labor force are overwhelmingly retired, in school, taking care of family or disabled. Alzheimer's treatments are failing us. Here's why we need a new approach #health. Spain just appointed a new minister of sex. Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030. South Korean women will be the first in the world to have an average life expectancy above 90, a study suggests.

Life expectancy to break 90 barrier by 2030

Imperial College London and the World Health Organization analysed lifespans in 35 industrialised countries. It predicted all would see people living longer in 2030 and the gap between men and women would start to close in most countries. The researchers said the findings posed big challenges for pensions and care for elderly people. Sharp rise in UK mortality rate may be due to austerity measures. By the end of 2015 it had emerged that the UK had experienced the largest annual spike in mortality rates for nearly 50 years.

Sharp rise in UK mortality rate may be due to austerity measures

The magnitude of the increase in mortality rates was shocking – we estimated that during the period from July 2014 to June 2015 there had been an additional 39,074 deaths across England and Wales compared with the previous year. This represents an increase of 7.4% of all deaths in the 2014-15 period. Mortality rates went up for most age groups, but were particularly concentrated among the elderly. Mortality rates rose by 11.8% and 18.2% for males and females respectively aged 90 and above, 9.2% and 11.2% respectively for people aged 85-89, and 5.7% and 9.3% respectively for people aged 80-84.

These rises in old-age mortality occurred everywhere: in richer and poorer areas, in urban and rural districts, and in the north and south. Why migration won't reduce. Too few under 40s relative to over 40s. But the brexiteers won't let facts stop them. #Canada just released its Census results. No natural increase. Nation fully relies on migration to grow population. The future is becoming a burden on the young. These three principles could protect the generations to come. You can’t touch it, but you know it’s there.

The future is becoming a burden on the young. These three principles could protect the generations to come

Everyone knows what it is, but no one knows what it looks like. What is it? It’s the future, of course. One could think of the future as a most peculiar kind of public good. The new retirement: how an ageing population is transforming Britain. Dr David Davies sees more than his fair share of sixtysomethings.

The new retirement: how an ageing population is transforming Britain

His clinic is situated in the west Somerset medieval village of Dunster, which has one of the densest populations of older people anywhere in Britain. But these days, sexagenarians don’t shuffle in looking sorry for themselves. Instead, he says, they are more likely to appear clad in lycra having cycled to their appointment across Exmoor national park. Watch the world age, 1960-2060 (projection) map by @aronstrandberg. Why in Japan, 75 Should No Longer Be Considered 'Elderly' Japan’s population has aged so much that people between 65 and 75 should no longer be considered elderly, according to scientists.

Why in Japan, 75 Should No Longer Be Considered 'Elderly'

Researchers at Japan’s Gerontological Society and the Japan Geriatrics Society believe that labeling anybody in that age bracket as “elderly” is now “anachronistic” and they should be described as “semielderly” instead. Thanks to progress in medicine and health, life expectancy in Japan has increased, but people are also mentally and physically fitter for longer. The average life expectancy in Japan for a woman is 85 and for a man is 80. Try Newsweek for only $1.25 per week While introducing the research, Yasuyoshi Ouchi, the director of Tokyo’s Toranomon Hospital , said the report was meant “ to change public awareness of elderly people and provide an opportunity to promote their participation in society.”

#OTD 1972: Frank Turner retired, aged 65. No lie-ins for him though; he still had to drive his 93 year-old father, Ernest, to work every day. Future of an ageing population. #Megatrend in #Demographics: Animated #map shows rapidly aging population in #Europe and #China. Why are so many celebrities dying in 2016? You're only as old as you feel, right? Researchers are developing tests to calculate your true biological age.

You're only as old as you feel, right?

They claim that such tests can measure how well your body is coping with the rigours of life. But how accurate are these tests and could they somehow be used to predict your future health? Ageing has long been considered an inevitable consequence of life. However, recent scientific advances have revealed that the physical decline associated with growing old is caused by an underlying biological process, influenced by both genetic and environmental factors.

"Age is not an obstacle for sport" Soviet poster. Population projected to decline in #Japan from 127m today to 83m in 2100. Big impact on #housing market, #workforce and #retirement savings. Baby boomers 1959: Essex police confiscate an array of weapons that would make fans of @RockstarGames GTAV blush! ⚡️ “An 85-year-old man just ran a marathon in under 4 hours” - Legend! Baby boomers 1951: People of Stevenage! Beware! By 1975 your town may be overrun with teenagers! Slow US growth might have a much simpler explanation than you thought. (iStock) Ever since the financial crisis, the U.S. economy has grown at a stubbornly slow rate, far less than the 3 percent that was widely considered a sign of good health.

Slow US growth might have a much simpler explanation than you thought

This disappointing outcome — the Federal Reserve expects the economy to grow only about 1.8 percent this year — has been blamed by economists on many factors: the financial crisis in 2008, fiscal fights in Washington, Europe's repeated debt crises, China's slowdown and more. But according to provocative new research from Fed economists, there might be a simple explanation for the slow growth — and there might not have been much policymakers could have done about it. What happens if we live to be 150? Humans have lived for approximately 8,000 generations, but only in the past four has life expectancy taken dramatic leaps upward thanks mostly to societies addressing some of the most basic life issues, including infant mortality, heart disease, homicide and influenza. In 1907, the average human life expectancy was 46 years; in 1957, it rose to 66; in 2007, it reached 76.

But I predict we won’t stop there. Over the next generation or two, I see us living to 150 years, largely driven by breakthroughs in genomics and bioengineering. Korea prepares emergency measures to bolster birthrate. The South Korean government will mobilize short-term emergency measures to fight the country’s staggeringly low fertility rate such as by expanding state subsidies for couples’ seeking infertility treatment. The government will also raise the paternity leave allowances for families welcoming their second child. The Ministry of Health and Welfare released these and other measures to fight the low birth rate during a state policy meeting presided by Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn. Health and Welfare Minister Chung Jin-youb speaks during a briefing at the government complex in Sejong City on Thursday. (Yonhap) The Evolution of Life Expectancy in the World - Views of the World.

“Life expectancy equals the average number of years a person born in a given country would live if mortality rates at each age were to remain constant in the future.” (Wikipedia)Depending on the exact sources, global life expectancy currently lies at approximately 71 years although a global estimate tells very little about the differences between the countries. What applies to every country is the fact that women, on average, live longer than men. An ageing population is about to have a big impact on Europe's economy. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor Europe's aging population is going to cause a sharp productivity slowdown and cause serious economic problems, according to new research from staff at the International Monetary Fund. Europe's already aging population is about to swell as workers reach retirement age, which in turn will cause a substantial drop in productivity, IMF staff members Shekhar Aiyar, Christian Ebeke, and Xiaobo Shao, wrote.

The link between increasing retirement ages and youth employment. The Eurozone's sustained rise in youth unemployment since 2008 threatens to create a 'lost generation'. This column presents evidence that this is, in part, an unintended consequence of pension reforms in southern Europe that locked in older workers. In future, reforms that create flexible retirement ages alongside variable pension levels could minimise the impact on youth unemployment without increasing the state's long-term pension liabilities. Most European countries have experienced a dramatic increase in youth unemployment since the beginning of the Great Recession in April 2008. Ageing Japan now has 65,692 centenarians.

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