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While attention is focused on efforts to make the world go green, the world is also changing dramatically because it is going gray. People over age 65 are starting to outnumber those under 16 in many countries, write Jonathan Grant and Stijn Hoorens.
Mexico is facing the demographic and epidemiological challenge of providing financial security and adequate health care to millions of elderly citizens.
An infographic portrays the demographic transition underway in Mexico, as its population ages rapidly over the next few decades.
Recent snapshots of fertility indicators across Europe look less depressing than they did a decade ago. Still, the fertility rate remains below the replacement rate in all 27 EU countries.
Much has been written about the world's population having passed 7 billion, but little attention has been paid to the implications of recent demographic changes for the world's nations. This RAND Review cover story compares the demographic futures and related economic prospects facing China, India, and the United States.
An interactive graphic shows four major global trends through 2050: the shifts in working-age populations, the rise of the oldest old, elderly dependency ratios, and youth dependency ratios.