The Common Good
July-August 2002

A World of Elders

by The Editors | July-August 2002

How will the global community develop sustainable social structures for an aging population?

There are now an estimated 629 million people in the world age 60 and over. By 2050, that number is projected to grow to almost 2 billion, and—for the first time in human history—the world will have more people 60 and over than children under age 15.

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