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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Aging World - Where are the Young?

Although the world is aging there will no doubt be some groups with younger populations.

Of course, I'm not an expert on world demographics but my suspicion is that the Middle Eastern and growing Asian populations will outnumber western populations. 

Aging and decline in population numbers in western populations is a trend that I assume will continue.

BBCNews reports:

How an ageing population will change the world

The number of people across the world over 65 years old will triple by 2050, drastically altering some countries' demographic make-up, according to a new report by the Pew Research Center. 

Perceptions of this shift vary widely across the globe, the report says.

While 87% of Japanese believe the ageing population poses a problem to the country, only 26% of Americans agree.

The survey of 21 countries found that most people believe governments should be responsible for the care of their older populations.

These demographic shifts may adversely affect economies, as more elderly people depend on working-age men and women.
Produced by the BBC's David Botti
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My own observation about this age shift is to ask about how it will impact on world politics? If Middle Eastern and Asian populations grow while Western populations decline, this will cause a shift in world religions from Christianity to Eastern beliefs like Buddhism, Hinduism and Arabic religions.  

These demographic and religious shifts will undoubtedly cause political repercussions as well. 

Hopefully world leaders will be able to respond to these changes and rise to meet the challenges.

The world can only hope and pray for leaders who will be ready to create world peace and understanding.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Fe Adamsonn said...

Yes I agree with this, "The world can only hope and pray for leaders who will be ready to create world peace and understanding." As of now our leaders has the hold on the future of our country.We can only hope and choose a true leader to lead us for a better future.

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