Our population is aging. What will we do about it?

Due to population explosion and a global increase in average life expectancies, an unprecedentedly high percentage of the world's population is aging. By the middle of this century there will be up to 2 billion individuals over the age of 65, a demographic shift never before experienced in our human history. In addition, declining birth rates in industrialized countries means a decrease in the number of adults under 64. In Aging Social Policies: An International Perspective the authors consider how policy–domestic and international–affects and will continue to affect the lives of our aging population.

Aging Social Policy

Aging social policy

The moral test of government is how that government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; those who are in the shadows of life; the sick, the needy, and the handicapped.

—Last speech of Hubert H. Humphrey, November 1, 1977, Washington, D.C.

I receive the AVS (pension) as everyone. The age for retiring for women is 62, for men is 65. It is enough because we do not spend a lot of money. … If my pension was not enough for my needs or I had no family who could help, there are associations like Associazione ticinese terza età (Ticino Seniors Association) to help you, but it costs ...

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