Category Archives: Retirement

USA: Proposal for Social Security Reform and Medicare Modernization

The BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE, an association of CEO’s of leading US companies released proposals to reform Social Security and Medicare.  Among its recommendations  are an increase of the Social Security retirement age from 67 to 70 and means-testing of Social Security … Continue reading

Posted in Economy, Family Planning, Pension Funds, Retirement, United States, US Congress, US Economy, US Federal Budget

NYT: Slower Growth Seen in a Graying World

FLOYD NORRIS writes in the NEW YORK TIMES: AS the world grows older in the coming decades, economic growth will slow. That forecast was issued Friday by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, a group of 34 countries that includes … Continue reading

Posted in Demography, Dependency Ratio, Immigration, Retirement, United States, US Economy

Bulgaria: Population Decline Continues

Bulgaria’s population has been in decline since 1988.  The country faces a demographic challenge resulting from a high rate of emigration towards other EU countries and from the aging of its remaining population. From QUEST (BULGARIA): The population of Bulgaria has been in … Continue reading

Posted in Bulgaria, Demography, Depopulation, Europe, European Union, Immigration, Retirement

India’s Aging Population Vulnerable to Infectious Diseases

SOHINI DAS reports in the BUSINESS STANDARD: As a large number of India’s population moves towards the 50 plus bracket, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Report 2012 shows that in the absence of proper healthcare infrastructure and adult vaccination programmes, … Continue reading

Posted in Asia, Health Care, India, Poverty, Retirement

Ageing in the Twenty-First Century: A Celebration and A Challenge

A new report from the UN Population Fund and advocacy group HelpAge International,  Ageing in the 21st Century: a Celebration and a Challenge, deems that: Population ageing is one of the most significant trends of the 21st century. It has important and … Continue reading

Posted in Demography, Economy, Family Planning, Health Care, Retirement

USA: Long-Term Implications of an Older Population

The NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL released a new report Aging and the Macroeconomy: Long-term Implications of an Older Population. Excerpts of the press release: Population Aging Will Have Long-Term Implications for Economy; Major Policy Changes Needed WASHINGTON — The aging of the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in Demography, Dependency Ratio, Health Care, Retirement, United States, US Economy, US Federal Budget

Canada: Aging population Fuels Nursing Home Boom

MIKE DE SOUZA writes in the VANCOUVER SUN: The number of seniors living in a collective dwelling such as a nursing home has increased from 285,370 in 2001 to 393,150 in 2011. Canada’s rapidly aging population has prompted a 38 … Continue reading

Posted in Canada, Demography, Health Care, Retirement