2010 World Population Report: Decline of Working-Age Population Jeopardizes Elderly

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Worldwide in 2010, there are 9 persons of working age for every person age 65 or older.

The 2010 World Population Data Sheet, published by the Population Reference Bureau (PBR) on July 28, says that a shrinking pool of working-age populations is jeopardizing social support and long-term health care programs for the elderly, and points to a decrease in the populations of developed countries.

 

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