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A Shock of Gray

The world is growing older

By the year 2030, one billion people on the planet will be over the age of 65.  Plus, for the first time in history, the number of those who are older than 50 will be greater than those under age 17. 

See also: The aging of the world’s population.

What are the consequences of an aging global population?  How will it affect demographics, immigration, the work force and government programs? 

Inside E Street’s Lark McCarthy interviews Ted Fishman, author of Shock of Gray, and Phillip Longman, Fellow with at the New American Foundation and author of The Empty Cradle on the consequences of the rapidly aging world population and the effects it has on countries around the world

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