The longevity revolution

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 07:42 in Psychology & Sociology

The UN has said that population ageing is 'transforming the world.' Now that a large portion of the world population is joining the ranks of the 'baby boomers,' the phenomenon is permeating many areas of life, including the economic, medical, moral, political, and social. In the U.S., as of 2008 (the last time data was collected), the number of persons 65 or older came to 38.9 million. The Administration on Ageing predicts that by 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons, more than twice their number in 2000...

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