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.
The bottom line is that population aging is both a challenge and an opportunity, … a tremendous opportunity for all of us to spend more rewarding years at work and in retirement. … Seizing this opportunity will require the cooperation of government, employers, trade unions, and civil society to adopt and implement a new agenda of age-friendly employment policies and practices.
I was forced to quit my job at age 52 and 1/2. I never found work after that. … I sent out thousands of letters. … I was told at age 53 I was too old, too expensive. I was willing to take positions I was over-qualified for, … but no one answered me, … not ...