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WHAT'S NEXT?: Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population aged over 60 will double from about 11 per cent to 22 per cent.

  • [New] Unvaccinated travellers over the age of 12 will not be able to board a plane or passenger train in Canada beginning today, and a negative COVID-19 test will no longer serve as a substitute for most people. CBC
  • [New] Among the local students in Taiwan, information seeking (ß = 0.228, p < 0.001) was the only significant factor that predicted anxiety after controlling for age and student (medicine). real-world-patterns-of-utilization-and-costs-associated-with-second-ge-peer-reviewed-fulltext-article-NDT
  • [New] The EU Commission will now likely approve the vaccine for children aged 5 to 11 but the ultimate decision over whether to roll out the Covid jab to yound kids will rest on the government of each member state. The Local
  • [New] Uneven opportunity for young people of different age groups to master types of economic activity amid COVID-19 pandemic enables public authorities to connect youth policy objectives and national security strategies of the Russian Federation. International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA)
  • [New] The results of the analysis into the development of Russian youth entrepreneurship indicate an uneven opportunity for young people of different age groups to master types of economic activity. International Business Information Management Association (IBIMA)
  • [New] Other British expatriates will currently pay tax on their pensions, property and investments in the UK, but still not have a right to vote. theyworkforyou
  • [New] With Australia's population expected to continue growing and ageing into the future, the number of people with dementia is expected to rise. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
  • [New] The Office for Budget Responsibility projects spending on social care will increase by about 0.8% as a share of national income over the coming few decades because of population ageing. The Spectator
  • [New] By 2025 more than half the population of Africa will be under age 25 and by the year 2050, one in four people on Earth will be African and Nigeria will surpass the United States as the third most populous country in the world.
  • [New] Almost eight in 10 people over the age of 15 in SEA will be digital consumers by the end of the year. Econsultancy
  • [New] The responsible use of home equity may be an option to help mitigate certain market risks and help seniors stay financially secure during future market disruptions.
  • [New] The prime working age population is projected to fall to one of the smallest in Europe as a share of total population in the coming decades, leading to high old age dependency ratios. OECD
  • [New] Deepening reforms to strengthen institutions, improve business regulation and reap the benefits of tighter integration into the global economy could lift GDP by at least 20% over 15 years, which would boost household incomes and help compensate for the economic drag of a rapidly ageing population. OECD
  • [New] Some OECD countries, such as Chile, Korea, Mexico, Turkey and the United States, combine relatively high risk of pensioner poverty and low benefits, and should consider increasing the value of safety-net payments. OECD
  • [New] Under legislation currently in place, by 2060 the normal retirement age will increase in roughly half of the OECD countries, by 1.5 years for men and 2.1 years for women on average, reaching just under 66 years. OECD
  • [New] Just as the focus of medical science in the 19th and much of the 20th century was on the need to improve infant mortality and to cure the diseases of childhood, so the primary focus of medical science in the 21st century will be to prevent and cure the diseases of old age. Master Investor
  • Korea recovered faster and more vigorously from the global crisis than most OECD countries, but strong economic growth alone will not be enough to address the fundamental challenges posed by its rapidly ageing population and rising inequality. OECD
  • Tying future increases in pensionable ages to life expectancy, as some countries are already doing, raises the aggregate employment rate of older people in the OECD by more than 5 percentage points by 2060. OECD
  • Because the dose of Pfizer's mRNA is one-third that given to older adolescents, myocarditis in the younger age group will likely be even rarer. Science

Last updated: 01 December 2021