Brazil only became an “aging” society in 2012, but the share of its population age 65 and older is projected to triple by 2050, driven by improved life expectancy and declining fertility rates. As Brazil’s population is still relatively young, aging has not yet become a matter of wide public interest.
The current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to reach 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, according to a new United Nations report being launched this week.
With roughly 83 million people being added to the world’s population every year, the upward trend in population size is expected to continue, even assuming that fertility levels will continue to decline.
In Beijing, all people aged 60 and over are given a multifunction card allowing the Chinese government to collect data on their daily lives and needs. The goal is to adapt public budgeting accordingly and provide age-appropriate services. [Read more…] about Adapting services to the elderly: Beijing uses a new multi-purpose card to track seniors
You might be smiling at this, but this anecdote does raise some interesting questions: a young man refused to give up his seat on the bus and was attacked by several elderly persons as a result. The scene was shot by one of the passengers. Since, the video has been broadcasted on the Internet. It has been seen more than 160,000 times and triggers strong reactions against the elderly.
This is not the first time this type of altercation takes place in China: an elderly person has died from a heart attack during a similar incident. [Read more…] about Intergenerational conflicts: sometimes, the young and the elderly fight in buses in China