A phenomenon deeply troubling economists and policymakers is the aging global population this is a major concern since it has numerous global economic and financial implications impacting economic growth, health care costs, and social support systems. The global aging initiative (gai) explores the long-term economic, social, and geopolitical implications of demographic change, and especially population aging, in the united states and around the world. Global health and aging 2 photo credits front cover, left to right (dreamstimecom): djembe world population prospects: the 2010 revision social trends that will affect the lives of older people economies are globalizing, people are.
Globally, population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups levels and trends in population ageing globally, population aged 60 or over is growing faster than all younger age groups in 2017, there are an estimated 962 million people aged 60 or over in the world, comprising 13 per cent of the global population.
Issued in march 2016, this update to the census bureau series on global aging was commissioned by the nia to examine the demographic, health, and economic aspects of global population aging, and includes trends identified in 2007 by the nia and the us department of state (why population aging matters: a global perspective.
Nine emerging trends in global aging together, these trends present a snapshot of challenges and opportunities that clearly show why population aging matters l the overall population is aging for the first time in history, and probably for the rest of human history, people age 65 and over will outnumber children under age 5. It took hundreds of thousands of years for the world population to grow to 1 billion – then in just another 200 years or so, it grew sevenfold in 2011, the global population reached the 7 billion mark, and today, it stands at about 76 billion this dramatic growth has been driven largely by increasing numbers of people surviving to reproductive age, and has been accompanied by major.
The gateway to global aging data is a platform for population survey data on aging around the world this site offers a digital library of survey questions, a search engine for finding comparable questions across surveys, and identically defined variables for cross-country analysis.
In addition, the world is seeing high levels of urbanization and accelerating migration 2007 was the first year in which more people lived in urban areas than in rural areas, and by 2050 about 66 per cent of the world population will be living in cities. The global aging initiative (gai) explores the long-term economic, social, and geopolitical implications of demographic change, and especially population aging, in the united states and around the world csis established gai in 1999 to raise awareness of global aging, to inform policymakers and the public about the challenges it poses, and to encourage timely and constructive reform. The social and economic implications of an aging population are becoming increasingly apparent in many industrialized nations around the globe with populations in places such as north america.