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The problem with how demographers evaluate the aging population

Warren Sanderson
The problem with how demographers evaluate the aging population

Today, that number has gone up to 17, and the United Nations forecasts that it will increase by about five more years by the end of the century. One consequence of the increase in life expectancy is that the proportion of the population above age 65 has increased, too. In policy analyses and in the media, increases in these proportions are frequently taken to mean that the population will keep getting older.