Why Population Aging Matters: A Global Perspective (PDF, 1.44MB) provides a succinct description of population trends that are transforming the world in fundamental ways. This report, using data from the United Nations, U.S. Census Bureau, and Statistical Office of the European Communities, as well as regional surveys, identifies nine emerging trends in global aging. These trends present a snapshot of challenges and opportunities that will stimulate a cross-national scientific and policy dialogue.
The booklet was prepared for the March 15, 2007, Summit on Global Aging, hosted by the U.S. State Department in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging.
Publication Date: March 2007
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