Ageing populations are growing around our youth-obsessed Commonwealth | Social Care Network | The Guardian

New research shows the size of the older population in most Commonwealth countries will double in the next 25 years

Source: Ageing populations are growing around our youth-obsessed Commonwealth | Social Care Network | The Guardian

Developing countries face ageing revolution

Lillian, Paula and Ian in Kenya.

In 2050, just 35 years’ time, there will be more older people worldwide (aged 60 and over) than children under 16 for the first time in history.Today, almost two-thirds (62%) of the 868 million people in the world aged over 60 live in developing countries; this proportion is expected to increase to 80% in 2050.

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Index reveals global ‘gaps’ in how older people are treated

Older people march for their rights in Haiti.

A new index has revealed the best and worst places for older people to live around the world and, in doing so, called into question the idea that ageing is a ‘developed world’ problem only.

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