Old-age dependency ratios | The Economist

Old-age dependency ratios | The Economist.

Demography and news; a match made in heaven.  This time from this week’s Economist, the authors explicate the coming challenges and responsibilities that MEDCs (& two LEDCs) will have to face in light of their aging populations.  How will Japanese firms continue to offer “lifetime employment” or the U.S. fund Social Security as we live longer and have greater proportions of our populations above the age of 65?  These are issues we need to think about now; and its not just simply solved by having more children (although this may be helpful…)

About Charlie Gleek

Ph.D. student in Comparative Studies and graduate instructor in the Department of English at Florida Atlantic University. My work takes place around intersections of postcolonial literature, quantitative literary analysis, and digital humanities.

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