Old is gold: Can ageing spark a surprise economic boom?


Health, tech and saved wealth could turn an ageing workforce from an economic challenge into an advantage, say experts.

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[Nataliia Shulga/Al Jazeera]By Somesh Jha
Published On 6 Jun 20236 Jun 2023

The population in the world’s biggest economies – from the United States and Europe to Japan and China – is ageing. Globally, in the next 30 years, the number of people aged 65 and above is expected to double from 761 million in 2021 to 1.6 billion in 2050.


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