Study: World Not Ready For Aging Population

(September 30, 2013)--A global study by the United Nations Population Fund and elder rights group HelpAge International finds that the world is aging so quickly that most countries are not prepared to support the swelling numbers of elderly.

The study ranked the social and economic well-being of elders in 91 countries.

Sweden came out on top and Afghanistan was in last place.

The Global AgeWatch Index shows that nations are not working quickly enough to cope with a population graying faster than ever before.

By the year 2050 seniors older than 60 will outnumber children younger than 15 for the first time in history.

The study analyzes income, health, education, employment and age-friendly environment in each country.

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