According to the latest UN data, the world’s population reached 8bn people on Tuesday and will hit 9bn in 15 years as it experiences an unprecedented surge in the number of older people,
Professor Sarah Harper comments on the demogrphic challenge in an article in The Financial Times - World population reaches 8bn as it grows older.
With many people in their 60s working and contributing to the economy and society, “the important factor is good health in later life”, said Harper. “If we can maintain that then the demographic challenge is reduced.”
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