World’s older population grows dramatically

World’s older population grows dramatically
The world’s older population continues to grow at an unprecedented rate.
Today, 8.5 percent of people worldwide (617 million) are aged 65 and over.
According to a new report, “An Aging World: 2015 (link is external),”  this percentage is projected to jump to nearly 17 percent of the world’s population by 2050 (1.6 billion). “An Aging World: 2015” was commissioned by the National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the National Institutes of Health, and produced by the U.S.
Census Bureau.
The report examines the demographic, health and socioeconomic trends...(continua)
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